Now Russell wants to win

Constantly in the Top 5 Grands Prix since the start of the season, George Russell would now like to win the first race of his career, at Mercedes. Why not Sunday in Baku?

He is certainly the most consistent driver since the start of the season. During the first seven Grands Prix of the 2022 financial year, George Russell has always finished in the Top 5, has even been on the podium in Australia and Spain, and occupies fourth place in the world ranking, behind Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez. But of course, the essential thing is missing for the new 24-year-old Mercedes driver: victory. The Briton hopes it will arrive quickly, as he told the official F1 website. ” I think if you had told me before the season that I wouldn’t have a win after seven races, I would certainly have been a little disappointed with that., he acknowledges. But I think given the pace of the car and where we’ve been as a team, I was reasonably happy with my performance. I think the results have been maximized. I don’t see many races where we could have done better, but we definitely have room to improve. You constantly strive to do more when you understand more about the car and the tires. And, you know, I want to fight for this championship. We have to face people like Max at Red Bull and obviously Charles is doing a very good job at the moment with Ferrari. But as a team we just have to keep pushing, I have to keep pushing personally. »

Baku, like Monaco?

This Sunday, the eighth round of the championship takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan, on a circuit similar to that of Monaco, where he finished fifth ten days ago. “We encountered some of the limitations of our car in Monaco,” continued Russell. But we have learned a lot and we can put it to good use in the coming weeks to take another step forward. Overall, finishing fifth was a decent result and I’m sure we have better days ahead of us. “In the meantime, the Briton can always console himself by seeing that his world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton has not yet won this year either, and even has 34 points less than him in the standings.

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