George Russell Jokes About Max Verstappen's Retirement Threat

George Russell Jokes About Max Verstappen’s Retirement Threat

Mercedes driver George Russell, who competes against Verstappen on the grid, responded to the retirement threat with a lighthearted remark. Russell jokingly suggested that Verstappen’s comments are simply a tactic to secure a bigger paycheck, given his status as one of the highest-paid drivers in Formula 1.

“I think he’s whinging because he wants more money!” Russell quipped during media discussions at Silverstone. “It’s all a big tactic of his, that threat of retirement. I hope he stays for as long as I stay because I want to fight against the best drivers in the world.”