Jenson Button backs George Russell against Lewis Hamilton in the intra-team battle at Mercedes

Former world champion, Jenson Button opines on why George Russell is ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the British duel at Mercedes.

George Russell and Lewis Hamilton

The Mercedes view a new driver line up at the team this season. Ahead of the 2022 season, the German racing stable signed the young brit, George Russell from the Williams. Russell join forces with the seven time world champion, Lewis Hamilton in the quest of the 9th constructors world championship for the team.

The new rules and regulations in the 2022 season have caught out the Mercedes. The team has an underdeveloped car which has been exposed to various obstacles in the season so far. However, the new recruit seems to be more in tune with the car, than the driver in his 9th season with the team. Former world champion, Jenson Button shared his viewpoint about why George Russell is out performing Lewis Hamilton.

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Jenson Button terms it ‘Easy’ for George Russell

Both the Mercedes driver have managed to score a podium position this year. Nevertheless, the contrast between the performances of the two drivers is highly noticeable. George Russell stands in the drivers standing in P4 with a tally of 59 points, while Lewis Hamilton stands in P6 with a tally of 36 points.

Lewis Hamilton ended his 2021 season in a bitter manner with the title being snatched from him on the last lap. This made him comeback to the grid with a high amount of expectations and the pressure on his shoulders. Former world champion, Jenson Button pointed to why it makes sense for Russell to emerge victorious from that battle for the time being. He said “It’s easier for George because he hasn’t won in a long time.”

The two Brits are locked in a season long battle where the younger one finds himself the lead after five round. The sixth round of the season is hosted at the Barcelona track, where Hamilton has won in the 5 previous visits. It will a thrilling contest at the Spanish GP between the two with new parts said to arrive for their Mercedes car.

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