Mercedes has confirmed, which was also expected in recent days, that the British George Russell will race for the Mercedes team in the coming Formula 1 season, where he will become a team rival of Lewis Hamilton.
Max Verstappen was the fastest in the rainy Formula 1 qualifiers for the Belgian Grand Prix and thus won his ninth best starting position in his career. The Dutchman somewhat spoiled the joy for the Williams team, as George Russell held the fastest qualifying time until the last attempt of the Red Bull racer. The Briton will start the race from a still excellent second place. Lewis Hamilton finished qualifying in third place. https://twitter.com/WilliamsRacing/status/1431632127561543687
George Russell finished the qualifying sprint race in Silverstone in ninth place, but will start the race for the UK Grand Prix three places lower as he was punished by commissioners for colliding with Carlos Sainz. Esteban Ocon, Sainz, who will start the race in tenth place, and Pierre Gasly will advance to the Briton, while Russell also received a penalty point, which means that he now has seven in 12 months. Russell and Sainz got entangled in a Brooklands bend where a Williams racer made a mistake and collided with the Spaniard with a blocked wheel on the brakes. The Ferrari racer drove off the track and lost a few places, and after the qualifying race he said: "It was an obvious mistake on George's part. Such mistakes happen quickly, but I lost a lot in that incident,
George Russell got the news of a performance for the Mercedes team instead of positively infected on Covid-19 Lewis Hamilton at 59 a.m. when he was in the bathroom. A call from Toto Wolff, head of the Mercedes team on Tuesday ahead of the Sakhir GP in Bahrain, changed his plans for the penultimate race of the season. The young Mercedes base racer, who is actually racing for Williams, has been replaced by Jack Aitken on the team from Grove, so the Briton could easily jump in for the World Cup team. And Russell shone already in the first free practice with the best lap time, fighting for pole position in qualifying and losing it by only a few thousandths of a second. In the race, immediately after the start, he took the lead and held it for XNUMX laps. A failed stop in the pits prevented him from winning, so he had to š
George Russell drew attention to himself at the Sakhir GP with a good ride as a replacement for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, but the Briton admits that his driving style, which he is used to at Williams, made it a bit difficult for him: "My driving style at Williams in a Mercedes, it did more harm than good, ”says the Briton. Russell, on the other hand, tried to use some of the things he saw at Mercedes at Williams, but soon found that it was anything but easy. "Certain things just can't be changed," adds Russell, who says, "It let me know that you always have to adjust to what your car allows." "If someone drives a Mercedes in a certain way, that doesn't mean they can drive a Williams in the same way - and vice versa." Russell admits he’s back
From villain to saint: Sebastian Vettel has made a remarkable change on the track this season, at least in terms of penalty points. Last year, the German would have won this "competition", but this year he did not earn a single point. At the top of this season’s penalty points table is Alex Albon, who lost his seat at Red Bull for a second year. The Briton of Thai roots was the only one to score seven points. In Silverstone (collision with Magnussen), Monza (expulsion of Grosjean), Sochi (wrong return to the track) and Nürburgring (collision with Quiat). Otherwise, Lewis Hamilton would have reigned supreme if the commissioners in Sochi had not subsequently deleted his penalty points for testing starts in the wrong place. Thus, the current champion with six points took only the second place, which he shares with his compatriot George Russell. Hamilton
George Russell competed for Mercedes at the Sakhir Grand Prix, where he replaced the sick Lewis Hamilton with covid-19. A soggy stop in the pits and a punctured tire took the victory away from the young Briton, but he impressed many fans and experts with his performance. He saw a different principle of work and how a winning race car works, but he must not reveal Mercedes ’sensitive secrets to his team, and Russell certainly got inspiration for a number of improvements at Mercedes. One of these is the operation of the start system, as he managed to get off to a great start in Bahrain, something Williams can’t exactly boast about this season. George Russell wants to pass on many of the ideas he saw at Mercedes to Williams as well. Dave Robson, at Williams in charge of racing performance
Gerhard Berger spoke openly on Austrian television Servus TV about the situation in the Mercedes team, where George Russell, replacing Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir GP race, caused a sensation and unrest in the Mercedes team. On the seven-time world champion and the question of the best racer of all time, the Austrian explained: "For me, Ayrton Senna has always been the best racer, until today. He managed everything at the age of three and four, starting with go-karts. coming near him is possibly Lewis Hamilton. But the charm that Senna had, he can't have. " Berger also watched with interest the brilliant performance of Hamilton’s replacement in the second race of Bahrain, the young George Russell. Gerhard Berger is impressed with the young Russell, but adds that he now has Lewis Hamilton in ch
"Welcome home, George." Williams ’team stuck that message to the edge of the cockpit in which George Russell sat on Friday. After a weekend in a Mercedes at the Sakhir GP, the Briton has to get used to the FW43 again. "Of course, the car is something else entirely. Lap times don't lie, that's clear. Mercedes is the yardstick. I was lucky to be allowed to drive for them last weekend and now I know where we need to improve the car," Russell describes. He says he was very happy to see all his colleagues in the garage again. It wasn’t until Thursday night that it became clear that Russell would be moving back to Williams. After isolation, Lewis Hamilton passed several negative tests on covid-19 and received permission to perform in training and racing. Russell was quite disappointed after the Sakhir GP, but impressed most with his ride
George Russell was very close to his first Formula 1 victory for Mercedes when he replaced Lewis Hamilton in the Sakhir GP race, who tested positive for coronavirus last week. After missing the pole position by just 26 thousandths of a second, several unfortunate events prevented his path to victory. Despite the disappointment in the race, Ross Brawn is confident that Russell has shown that he is a future world champion. “George should be very positive about this racing weekend, despite the disappointment in the race,” the Formula 1 sports boss wrote in his column. "He put on a great show in extremely challenging circumstances. I always thought he was a great Formula 1 racer. I've commented before on how good he is, but you never know if he still has that last speed that marks you
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