George Russell needs to learn more at Mercedes despite strong start to season – Hulkenberg

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EXCLUSIVE: Niko Hulkenberg speaks to Categorical Sport about Mercedes star George Russell.

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George Russell nonetheless has heaps to be taught as a Mercedes rookie regardless of his robust begin to the season, in line with Nico Hulkenberg. The Aston Martin reserve driver claimed Russell needed to observe ‘totally different guidelines’ when he was on the entrance of the sector in comparison with the again.

He careworn the previous Williams driver will nonetheless must ‘relearn’ and ‘readjust’ through the opening a part of the season.

Chatting with Categorical Sport, he stated: “In fact, it is a new setting. As a younger driver you need to get used to, there’s totally different sorts of guidelines on the again, the midfield after which on the entrance. It’s totally different rhythms, qualifying but in addition the races.

“You must relearn, readjust.” Nevertheless, the German praised Russell’s robust begin to the season, admitting he had in all probability taken the utmost outcomes accessible for the staff to this point.

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George Russell needs to learn more at Mercedes despite strong start to season - Hulkenberg

George Russell has outscored Lewis Hamilton this season (Picture: Getty)

He advised Categorical Sport: “George is doing an excellent job in the mean time. I believe he didn’t do a mistake or an apparent one to this point this yr. He has just about taken off the desk what was potential so I believe he appears in a cheerful and a great place.”

Russell lies fourth within the Drivers’ Standings after securing 4 successive top-five finishes. In the meantime, team-mate Hamilton has struggled for efficiency with tenth in Saudi Arabia and thirteenth in Imola.

The poor type has left the Briton seventh within the Drivers’ Championship and greater than 50 factors behind present pace-setter Charles Leclerc. Former F1 star Ralf Schumacher has not too long ago claimed Hamilton needed to settle for Russell was the higher driver at this stage of the season.

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George Russell needs to learn more at Mercedes despite strong start to season - Hulkenberg

George Russell has not made any apparent errors, says Hulkenberg (Picture: Getty)

Nevertheless, regardless of his good begin to the season, Russell has refused to confess he has outperformed Hamilton. Talking on the Miami Grand Prix, he stated: “Yeah undoubtedly not outperformed.

“In racing, quite a lot of issues must kind of go your approach and I believe we’ve been on a par this yr however issues have simply gone my approach a little bit bit greater than they’ve for him. As a staff, we’re in a barely totally different place than we’re used to being. That one-tenth could make or break the weekend.”

Mercedes predict to introduce some minor new upgrades for Miami this weekend. The Silver Arrows have additionally recommended {that a} greater up to date package deal can be put in for the Spanish Grand Prix on the finish of Might.


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