George Russell shows that he is an extreme talent, and a top driver. He has been on the Mercedes team since this season, and it turns out that Mercedes made a great move with his arrival. Although his team is not as strong as in previous seasons, Russell manages to show his maximum, and finished third in today's race.
"You've got to be in it to win it, and capitalise from others misfortune," Russell said, as quoted by motorsport. "Obviously we got a little bit lucky today probably twice, but you know, we take it. "There's so much hard work going on back at base in Brackley and Brixworth to try to get us back to the front, so to be standing on the podium is special."
Russell on the race
The Mercedes team has tried everything to improve the car, but it seems that other teams still have a better car and it is clear that they will have to dedicate themselves to the maximum if they want to improve their car.
The season is long, the competition is tough, and it is necessary to give the maximum. "I want to do everything I can to keep the faster car behind, but ultimately we needed to manage that tyre," Russell said. "The front-left tyre was worse in the last corner, and I can't manage through there.
"I really wanted to push it further, but I recognise we probably would have just fallen off a cliff if I went ever faster. "I knew Lewis wasn't going to make it easy for me. He never gives up, and he was pushing flat out to the end.
But I think it was well managed and I was always able to stay out of DRS detection. "Once Checo got past, it was pretty cruising." "I think it's going to take some time until we can fight these boys in red and blue, they look pretty exceptional at the moment," Russell said.
"But if anyone can, Mercedes can, so let's go for it." Hamilton will certainly have problems this season, considering the way he lost the title. Such a situation must have consequences. But that will not be the only problem.
Wolff and the team are failing to find the right performance, the team is far from the ambitions they had, and it seems they have already written off the title in advance. Ferrari and Red Bull are very dangerous, and it looks like they could take the lead.