LEWIS HAMILTON and George Russell have been bonding as a workforce after a promising race weekend in Australia.
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Lewis Hamilton has pledged to persuade his Mercedes team-mate, George Russell, to go sky diving after the pair spent the day browsing collectively in Australia. It was all smiles for the Silver Arrows partnership after a promising race weekend, regardless of the efficiency points which have marred the beginning of this season.
Voices from the Mercedes camp have been broadly unfavorable in 2022, however because the season progresses it appears as if it’s not all doom and gloom. Each drivers have completed all three races to this point, and the workforce’s stable reliability has translated to factors on the board.
Russell shared a photograph on social media that confirmed himself and Hamilton after making the most of the situations to go online in Melbourne, including: “Assume I am going to persist with 4 wheels.” Hamilton posted an analogous replace with the promise of extra white-knuckle actions to return, captioned: “Subsequent up: getting George Russell to skydive.”
Russell jokingly added: “Not going tandem with you although… [laughing emoji].” Crew boss Toto Wolff might maintain his breath on the sight of his proficient drivers leaping out of a airplane, however it’s nothing the seven-time world champion hasn’t achieved earlier than as he just lately posted footage of a skydiving session in Bahrain.
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George Russell and Lewis Hamilton discovered time for a browsing session in Australia (Picture: Twitter @LewisHamilton)
Evidently the pair have discovered positivity within the Silver Arrows’ newest displaying in Australia, the place Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc achieved the Grand Slam of pole place, quickest lap, race winner and main each lap. Russell took the chequered flag to earn his first podium as a Mercedes driver, and Hamilton got here house fourth.
A constant however underwhelming first few weeks since stepping up from Williams has surprisingly left Russell second within the Drivers’ Championship after three races. Hamilton is down in fifth, however he stays above his bitter rival from final season, Max Verstappen, who has been pressured to retire in two races so far.
It implies that Mercedes have solely actually misplaced floor on Ferrari whereas they wrestle with porpoising points, because the significantly quicker Crimson Bull duo have been hampered by reliability woes. Silver Arrows followers preserve hope that they’ll mount a late-season fightback after Russell claimed that decreased porpoising would see ’99 per cent’ of the workforce’s issues resolved.
“It is a championship primarily based on outcomes and never essentially primarily based on tempo,” Russell instructed Sky Sports activities on Sunday. “However we all know if we need to hold that place we have to discover extra efficiency within the automobile.
George Russell earned his first Mercedes podium with a stable displaying at Albert Park (Picture: GETTY)
“I consider in my workforce again in base to have the ability to convey extra efficiency however it is going to take a variety of time. However in the interim let’s hold capitalising. We have got to be proud about this as a result of we’re sitting P2 in each championships.
“This weekend we had been the fifth-fastest workforce, we had been slower than McLaren and Alpine and clearly Ferrari and Crimson Bull too. We all know there’s potential within the automobile and we have now a variety of work to do to extract that efficiency. It gained’t occur in a single day or within the subsequent race however I do assume in time we’ll get there. In the intervening time, if we get these outcomes, it’s holding us within the combine.”