GEORGE RUSSELL has outscored Lewis Hamilton throughout the opening 4 races however refuses to simply accept he has been higher than the seven-time champion.
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George Russell has claimed he has ‘undoubtedly not outperformed’ Lewis Hamilton regardless of the Mercedes rookie’s glorious begin to the season. He claimed the pair had been ‘on a par this 12 months’ and confused Hamilton had merely received unfortunate throughout the opening a part of the season.
George Russell claims he has not outperformed Hamilton this season (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)
He stated: “Yeah undoubtedly not outperformed. In racing, plenty of issues need to type of go your method and I believe we’ve been on a par this 12 months however issues have simply gone my method a little bit bit greater than they’ve for him.
“As a workforce, we’re in a barely completely different place than we’re used to being. That one-tenth could make or break the weekend.”
Russell additionally predicted Mercedes can be in a greater place this weekend because the temperatures would make sure the workforce didn’t wrestle with their tyres. The previous Williams man has starred since his transfer to Mercedes having scored 4 successive top-five finishes.
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Russell additionally scored his first Mercedes podium with a P3 on the Australian Grand Prix which means he has outscored Hamilton at three of this season’s 4 races. The 24-year-old now lies fourth within the drivers’ standings and is lower than 40 factors behind present chief Charles Leclerc.
In the meantime, Hamilton has struggled for tempo and lies seventh within the drivers’ standings, greater than 50 factors behind Leclerc. He has virtually half the variety of factors as Russell after ending tenth in Saudi Arabia and thirteenth at Imola.
Russell’s feedback come after former F1 champion Damon Hill additionally confused Hamilton had been unlucky.
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George Russell has secured a podium this season (Picture: Getty)
He claimed the seven-time champion had been made to ‘look worse off’ than he actually is throughout the opening a part of the season.
Hill stated: “I believe Lewis has been a little bit unfortunate, has been delving round and has been completely happy to play the man who tries the experimental set-up for Mercedes a bit as a result of he has received extra expertise with them. So, maybe he has gone the mistaken method generally and that has made him look worse off than he’s towards George. However George is certainly doing a sterling job and I believe that may be a very agency basis for him going ahead.
“He has not humiliated Lewis in any method I don’t suppose, I don’t see it like that.”