George Russell is incorrect in his assessment of Max Verstappen’s chances of beating Mercedes if he joins Red Bull.
George Russell, according to a former Bridgestone engineer, would not be able to compete with Max Verstappen if he joined Red Bull.
According to a former Bridgestone engineer, George Russell is incorrect in believing that if he chooses Red Bull over Mercedes, he will be able to defeat Max Verstappen. Red Bull’s Kees van de Grint has replied to reports that the team is interested in getting George Russell from Williams.
“I believe Russell is the type of person who believes – incorrectly in my opinion – that he can manage Verstappen,” he stated on RTL GP Slipstream in the Netherlands.
Allard Kalf, a former pit reporter, added, “He also feels he can handle Hamilton.”
“That he can handle Hamilton in what will be his latter days, I can imagine,” Van de Grint continued, before adding, “But I don’t think he can handle Verstappen.”
Russell has impressed in his brief F1 career, but Kees believes the Brit is taking on more than he can handle if he expects to overcome the current world champion.
Van de Grint, on the other hand, believes Russell is really talented and that Red Bull should consider bridging him, but he would retain the Red Bull squad as is, with Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
“In their position, I would likewise look at the guy,” he continued. No, not just now. To put it another way, Russell has yet to collect a point, whereas Sergio Pérez, their second driver, has already won a race when he needed to. No, I’d keep the team together.”
This weekend, the Formula One circuit will go to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton will be full of confidence after winning the British Grand Prix for the record eighth time last week, his first victory since the May Spanish GP.
The seven-time world champion is currently only eight points behind Max, who collided with Hamilton on the first lap of the Silverstone Grand Prix and crashed into a barrier, ending his race and putting his title hopes in jeopardy.
After Lewis Hamilton’s triumph at Silverstone, Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin says the team would be “naive” to imagine they have an advantage heading to Budapest.
“[Silverstone] is one of our best tunes, so we’d be naïve to believe we could go [to.”Brinkwire Summary News”.