George Russell ‘stunned’ with Lewis Hamilton’s work ethic and his drive for further success

George Russell can learn so much from the mentality that Lewis Hamilton has shown when the chips are down

George Russell(on the left) and Lewis Hamilton(on the right)
George Russell(on the left) and Lewis Hamilton(on the right)

Lewis Hamilton has a rocky few months after the heartbreaking defeat in the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was the case of so near but yet so far. Lewis Hamilton could have won the historic eighth world championship and gone down in history as an out and out most successful driver in F1. But that was snatched away by Max Verstappen in the last few corners of the last lap after a string of controversial decisions by Michael Masi.

It’s easier to work hard when you are at the top when you have everything at stake. But it’s doubly difficult to pick oneself when the chips are down and the situation demands you to get up. That’s when the cream rises to the top and champions are born. We all know that Lewis Hamilton is a legend and doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone. But even in the tail end of his career, he wants to fight back and reclaim his throne from Max Verstappen.

George Russell is the newest team mate of Lewis Hamilton. George Russell has absolute been stunned with the mamba mentality that the seven time world champion has shown. This could be a great learning curve for this exciting talent and will inspire to do better. Mercedes should in turn be profiting if this duo collectively clicks.

George Russell can learn so much from the mentality that Lewis Hamilton has shown when the chips are down

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Toto Wolff
Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Toto Wolff

When we thought George Russell’s hunger might overshadow, Lewis Hamilton was not taking any of it. George Russell applauded the work that Lewis Hamilton puts in training. He said, “Seeing him work week in week out, it always amazes me how somebody so talented and successful as Lewis continues to strive for more and that is incredibly inspiring and motivational for me as a young driver.”

“What an opportunity for me to be his team-mate, to learn from him and see how he goes about his business.”

“I think we have a really good relationship between the two of us and we can really work well together to push the team forward.” As published by gpfans.

This duo was already one of the more feared duos in F1 and when we add the hunger that Lewis Hamilton has shown to reclaim his throne, it must be terrifying. The message is loud and clear: Red Bull, Watch out!

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