George Russell Rejects Claims of Lewis Hamilton's Breakthrough with Upgraded Mercedes

George Russell Rejects Claims of Lewis Hamilton’s Breakthrough with Upgraded Mercedes

Russell acknowledged that the past few races have been challenging for him personally, expressing his dissatisfaction with the car’s performance, especially in qualifying. However, he remains optimistic and is looking forward to the upcoming race at Silverstone as an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to regain his form.

While struggling with the car in qualifying trim, Russell emphasized that Mercedes is not the only team facing difficulties. He pointed out Ferrari’s inability to replicate their strong Friday pace during Saturday’s qualifying session in Austria.

Russell attributed the challenges in qualifying to the difficulty of getting the tires into the optimal performance window. He highlighted the fine margins and the limitations of not being able to further analyze or test the tires due to Pirelli’s control over the product.