George Russell reflected on the 'sad reality of Formula 1'

“But I think when you’re on the back foot, everything often goes against you."

by Sead Dedovic
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George Russell reflected on the 'sad reality of Formula 1'
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George Russell is maximally motivated before new challenges in his career. This young driver is aware of how hungry other teams are for success. In an interview with Motorsport Magazine, Russell stressed that only one team can ultimately win the championship!

“We’re all here to fight for victory, we’re all here to fight for championships. And that’s not just the 2,000 people that work for Mercedes this is the thousands of people who work at Ferrari, McLaren and everybody else that works down this grid – they are fighting for victory. And this is the sad reality of Formula 1 – only one team can get it right."- he said, as quoted by crash.net!

George Russell

Russell hoped that he could make a much bigger success this season. He is disappointed considering that he expected to be able to achieve his goals.

“And, often, when you do get it right, you get it very right and it’s very difficult to turn the tide and chase back up. So, of course I wanted to achieve a lot more this season. It’s been… regardless of the being victory-less, there’s probably been seven or eight podiums I could’ve had this year… and I’m disappointed with myself in that there’s been a few on my shoulders."

It seems that being consistent is his main goal for the coming seasons. Russell is a driver who has always strived to be good from race to race. In moments when there is no constant, and when your performances are not ideal during every race, it is difficult to expect that you can compete for the championship.

“But I think when you’re on the back foot, everything often goes against you. But when the car is flying, everything goes for you. So, clearly we need to work on one thing. I look at the positives. I’m 25 years old, I feel like I’ve got a good at least 15 years left in me – when I look at Fernando [Alonso]. And when I look at Max [Verstappen], I think he was in his seventh year before he fought for a title.”

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