When we think of talented youngsters coming through the ranks in Formula 1, George Russell’s name will have to top the list. This British diver had definitely caught the eye last season with some remarkable performances.
Luck was something which was something not on his side when he debuted for Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton had taken ill due to the Corona virus and that’s when the opportunity presented itself for George Russell.
He showed us moments of brilliance during the race when it came to his skill but that was not the highlight of his race.
The British driver was flying through qualifying but he just narrowly missed out on pole position which was taken by his team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Sakhir GP. This was just the start for George Russell.
He went on to show his mettle during the race. That race was like a roller coaster for this young British driver. He was on course to win the Sakhir GP when there was an enormous mix up in the Mercedes’ pit where mechanics mixed Bottas’ tyres with Russell’s.
This is when he showed character and fought through it to regain P5 from Sergio Perez. But the misfortunes didn’t end there as he suffered a slow puncture and was told to pit. Eventually he finished 9th.
The George Russell show. Will he be able to deliver?
We all hope this season is different from the last time he drove for Mercedes. Russell recently took to Twitter where he posted a picture of himself from the Mecca of Mercedes with the caption, “Already feeling like a home from home. Big month ahead but we’re ready for it,” wrote Russell.
This is a huge year for George as drives with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to show what he can actually do on the track. This could be a very interesting season especially for the Mercedes’ fans. After spending three seasons as a reserve driver for Mercedes, the Briton has his chance to shine on the biggest stage of all, and perhaps one of the best teams in F1 history.