George Russell the Mercedes Formula One driver has urged the Mercedes team to keep pushing and looking to improve this season. The Brit is optimistic about getting back in the Championship fight if things turn out a certain way.
George Russell came to Mercedes this season with the hope of challenging for the title but things haven’t turned out the way the Brit wanted. Despite his surprise at Mercedes’s downward spiral, the 24-year-old is not ready to give up and wants to fight as hard as possible this season.
The former Williams driver has been Mr.Consistent for the Brackley-based team as so far in the first 9 rounds he has managed to finish in the top 5 on a regular basis. This speaks volumes of the caliber of Russell considering the car that Mercedes has produced this season. The Brit is currently 64 points behind leader Max Verstappen.
After 9 rounds, it is the common belief that Mercedes is out of the Championship picture but George Russell thinks otherwise and has said, “Max looks bulletproof but things shift awfully quick and if we find an upturn in performance and Ferrari also find one, who knows? Suddenly it could be a Mercedes one-two, Ferrari in three-four, and Red Bull five-six.”
George Russell optimistic about the 2022 F1 season
George Russell feels that the 2022 season has still got quite a few races left and believes that if Ferrari and Mercedes could get a potent upgrade out of their pipeline soon, then they would be able to close the gap to the front-running Red Bull team.
George despite being fifth in the Constructors Championship believes that if things start going Mercedes’s way from Silverstone onwards, then he would be able to hunt down Max Verstappen and challenge him for the 2022 title by the time the closing leg of the current season comes around.
“Absolutely and I see no reason why not.”
George has sounded optimistic and for some, it might sound too optimistic on the Brit’s part. Do you think George Russell has got a chance of winning the 2022 Championship?