George Russell admits Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes suffering from Red Bull problems

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GEORGE RUSSELL has warned Mercedes will not be simply being held again by the crew’s porpoising points.

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George Russell has warned he and Lewis Hamilton are struggling an identical difficulty to Purple Bull at Mercedes. The previous Williams man mentioned there had been a “lot of speak” in regards to the weight of automobiles between groups.

Nevertheless, he admitted the Silver Arrows was “not the lightest automotive on the grid” suggesting they’re additionally struggling the identical points as their Purple Bull rivals.

Chatting with Sky Sports activities F1, Russell mentioned: “There’s a whole lot of speak in regards to the weight of the automobiles and we’re undoubtedly not the lightest automotive on the grid for certain. So there’s free lap time there.”

Forward of the brand new season, Mercedes crew principal; Toto Wolff warned they and Purple Bull had been among the many heaviest automobiles on the grid. Experiences in Italy final month advised Purple Bull was additionally involved in regards to the weight of their challenger.

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George Russell admits Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes suffering from Red Bull problems

George Russell mentioned Mercedes are struggling an identical difficulty to Purple Bull (Picture: Getty)

It was predicted the crew could be hoping to shave 10kg off their automotive for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in a bid to cut back lap time by a few tenths a second. Nevertheless, Purple Bull chief Helmut Marko has warned not all of this will probably be off forward of the race in Imola however predicted there could be “some financial savings by way of weight” this weekend.

Chatting with RTL, he mentioned: “It would not occur in a single day. “It is a prolonged course of as a result of we’re rather a lot chubby – a minimum of much more than Ferrari. If we get to Barcelona near Ferrari’s degree, we will probably be happy.”

Purple Bull should additionally discover a repair to their mechanical failures after a string of points this season. Max Verstappen broke down from what seemed to be two assured second-place finishes in Bahrain and Australia.

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George Russell admits Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes suffering from Red Bull problems

Mercedes are additionally struggling weight points (Picture: Getty)

It means the Dutchman lies sixth within the drivers’ standings having thrown away a minimal of 36 factors. However, Marko is certain slicing down on weight remains to be very important of their bid to chase down the dominant Ferrari squad who’ve two wins from three races this season.

The Purple Bull chief informed F1-Insider: “Ferrari has come nearer to the burden restrict than we’ve. We consider that we’ve 10 kilograms an excessive amount of, that is a minimum of three-tenths. That offers us extra hope, as a result of we’ll be three-tenths quicker simply because we’re slimming down.”


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