George Russell finished fifth in the American Grand Prix. Another missed opportunity to get on the podium, according to the Englishman. Teammate Hamilton drove his Mercedes to second, but Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was disqualified shortly after the race.
George Russell started the 100th race of his Formula 1 career on Sunday. Disqualified in the top five after the race, Russell also moved up two places, good enough for fifth. However, he believed there could have been more this weekend: “We had a weird middle ground on the hard tyre. We were a second off the pace, but in the final stages we were about the fastest car on the track. We closed the gap to Max to about 10 seconds. Lewis too. Max has made good progress, so I’m standing here now a bit frustrated, a missed opportunity, the story of the season. I think last year we only finished 22 or 22. 23 races once said that. So we have to think about what’s going on, because it’s speed and performance. Not a handicap,” Russell explained to F1.com.
The Mercedes team, like many teams, brought the updates to America. The updates seem to be doing their job well for both drivers: “It’s great to see that the car has taken a big step forward this weekend. The team has done a great job in coming up with these upgrades and it looks like it will definitely come to an end. This season and next year,” Russell F1. com said. The update that Mercedes brought to Austin will be the team’s last major update of the season.
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