This Sunday’s performance of George Russell left all the experts and fans of the Formula 1, with his mouth open. The British rider had just two days to adapt and get on the Mercedes to replace Lewis Hamilton. However, his performance throughout the Sakhir Grand Prix exceeded all expectations.
Many critics pointed out that George Russell is the one to get in the car of Valtteri Bottas, which is not having the best results this season. The Finn began to lose ground with respect to Max verstappen in the championship, which is third in the classifier. Toto wolff he spoke about a possible arrival of Russell in the German structure.
Toto Wolff was consulted by journalists after the Sakhir Grand Prix about a possible replacement for George Russel to Valtteri Bottas, who is the main one pointed out by critics. “I don’t see it as a realistic situation at the time, but I can understand that it would be an interesting situation. Maybe that will happen in the future, ”Wolff said.
On the other hand, Wolff spoke of the catastrophic pit stop that left both drivers of the German team without a chance of victory. In addition, he appreciated that the championship positions have already been decided. «It has not been a sad day. This is a day that we have learned as a team. When we’re in a tough fight for a championship, I don’t want the radio to fail. “
“We have learned”
Finally, Wolff commented that Russell’s performance in this domain exceeded all expectations they had and that they are considering an arrival in the future. “We have also learned that George Russell is someone to count on in the future. It has all the potential and all the ingredients that a future star needs. In that sense, I am sad about the result that he could have obtained in his first race with Mercedes, but on the other hand, I am happy about his performance, “he said.
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