George Russell Rejects Claims of Lewis Hamilton’s Breakthrough with Upgraded Mercedes
George Russell has dismissed suggestions that Lewis Hamilton is finding greater success with the upgraded Mercedes W14, stating that his teammate “is still struggling” despite recent improvements in results.
Since the introduction of a major upgrade package in Monaco, Hamilton has outperformed Russell in qualifying at all four races. While Hamilton achieved consecutive podium finishes in Spain and Canada, Russell faced challenges, being eliminated in Q2 in Barcelona and crashing early in the race in Montreal.
Russell’s difficulties continued in Friday qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix, where he could only manage 11th, while Hamilton secured a starting position of fifth for Sunday’s race.