George Russell Finds Solace in Home Crowd Energy Despite Mercedes' Difficult Friday

George Russell Finds Solace in Home Crowd Energy Despite Mercedes’ Difficult Friday

Mercedes driver George Russell remains positive at the British Grand Prix despite a challenging day for the team

George Russell, the Mercedes driver, credits the energy of the home crowd as the only reason he’s still smiling after the team endured a difficult Friday at the British Grand Prix. With both Russell and Lewis Hamilton struggling with the revised W14 car, Mercedes faced a challenging FP1 session, and the drivers ended up in 12th and 15th positions at the end of Friday’s running.

Russell revealed that Mercedes initially had some optimism about their chances after a decent showing in FP1 on the medium tire compound. However, their confidence was shattered in FP2 when they found themselves lacking pace. Russell believes that the hotter temperatures have had a negative impact on the team’s performance, and they need to analyze the data to understand the reasons behind it.