David Coulthard commented on the current form of Mercedes, which is not very great. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton try to give their best and help their team. Coulthard drew a parallel between these two drivers and emphasized that we can expect the real Hamilton only when Mercedes sorts things out.
“This is the best car that George has ever driven, remember he was at Williams, this is not the best car that Lewis has ever driven. His mind is in a different place, the car isn’t talking to him, playing to his strengths and you can see he is fighting it out there, it’s just not stable.
So you have two drivers at different phases of their career. The mighty Lewis is still in there, it just won’t really show itself until the Mercedes is as mighty as it once was. ”- he said, as quoted by crash.net
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell
Russell seems to have a car that suits him better and is in better shape because of it.
Lewis Hamilton still doesn't have what he wants. It is difficult to expect a positive result in such conditions. However, Mercedes must do everything they can to provide Hamilton with what he needs. "George is just sort of constantly there.
This is the best car he’s ever driven, so he’s not caught up with the baggage of Lewis trying to figure it out, ‘am I re-signing for another year?’ ‘Can I win another world championship?’ So there’s a lot more on his plate.
George is doing a brilliant job, [he is an] absolute asset for the team. That’s not to say Lewis isn’t doing a brilliant job, it just means that the car isn’t talking to him right now and when it does, expect him to be showing George why he won seven world championships”.