George Russell Reveals Mercedes Data Showing Gap in Performance and Anticipates Stronger Race Pace
George Russell has shared insights from the Mercedes data, highlighting a significant gap in performance expectations between qualifying and the race at the British Grand Prix. Despite Russell qualifying in P6, one place ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, the Mercedes data predicted the duo would qualify in P17 and P18, respectively.
This marked a considerable improvement in performance compared to what the team had anticipated. Russell further revealed that based on the data from FP2, their race pace showed the third and fourth-fastest times on the grid. This trend of stronger race pace for Mercedes compared to qualifying has been observed throughout the season.