EXCLUSIVE: George Russell’s early F1 reveal amid a possible Lewis Hamilton alliance.
EXCLUSIVE: George Russell is eyeing a move to Mercedes in 2022 and hopes to see his career thrive.
George Russell, a Williams driver, feels he discovered the secret to his own success early in his career and believes that his mentality will propel him to a top squad in the not-too-distant future.
Russell has impressed this season at Williams, as tears of joy streamed down his cheeks after scoring his first points for the team in the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he made his F1 debut in 2019.
The teenage Mercedes junior driver stepped in for Lewis Hamilton at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, but it wasn’t his first points overall in Formula One, which occurred in his second year in the championship.
After surging by Bottas on the opening lap of the race, the 23-year-old came agonizingly close to winning for Mercedes, but was denied owing to a pit-stop error and a puncture that put the Williams driver to P9.
Since then, rumors have swirled around the young Briton, who is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the season and has been highly tipped to replace Bottas alongside Hamilton at Mercedes next season.
Russell told Express Sport exclusively at the British Grand Prix, “You know, as a driver, you always believe in yourself.”
“And when I was younger, I imagined life would be simple; I felt I could soar to the moon if I wanted to and conquer anything, as do most children.
“And I suppose it’s only as I’ve gotten older that I’ve realized how difficult it is.
“I think recognizing that so early helped me channel my energy towards actually getting more out of myself, and I think it’s fantastic that people recognize the hard work and what we’ve [Williams] been achieving on track because I don’t think it happens very often.”
Russell has been pushing Williams hard this season, often loud over the radio after qualifying sessions to get the most out of the car after placing dead last in the Constructors’ Championship in his inaugural season.
Russell outlines why he expects more from himself despite only making a few Q3 outings this season.
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