After the Bahrain Grand Prix, news was confirmed that shook the entire Paddock of the Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and left the possibility that George Russell get on the Mercedes. His performance was so good, that he passed over his partner, Valtteri Bottas. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get another chance to show that he could win.
Despite not adding points this season with the team Williams, Russell had one of the best performances of his career. That is why he hopes to have a new chance in the German team car. “I think the key is to continue in this way, to continue with a positive attitude internally with the team and externally. I do not have to get frustrated with the performance here and I have to try to push Williams forward, “he said to the portal ‘InsideRacing.com’.
“They believe in me”
According to Russell, he sees a new chance in his future at Mercedes. However, he knows that in order to make that hope possible, he will have to have good results in 2021. «I believe that at Mercedes they believe in me, they have given me the opportunity, they have always supported me, so it is my job to stay on the right track and not to change suddenly during the next year due to certain circumstances and not to become something that I am not, “he added.
After having the experience of driving the fastest car on the grid and one of the slowest, Russell explained that it is not easy to adapt quickly to changes. “I think what I’ve learned the most is that you have to be flexible. My driving style in the Williams hurts me slightly in the Mercedes and when I went back to the Williams and tried to implement some of the things that I did in Bahrain I couldn’t do it with the Williams, “he said.
“I think that confirmed to me that you have to be open-minded and adapt to whatever car they give you. It’s not that if you can drive one way in a Mercedes you can do the same in a Williams and vice versa, ”Russell continued to finish. The British contract ends in 2021, as does Lewis Hamilton (if he renews for next year). However, we will have to wait for the performance of Valtteri Bottas, who is in the spotlight.
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