Fernando Alonso warns George Russell about Lewis Hamilton after strong start at Mercedes

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LEWIS HAMILTON has misplaced out to George Russell in 4 of the opening 5 races.

Fernando Alonso warns George Russell about Lewis Hamilton after strong start at Mercedes

George Russell has impressed at Mercedes up to now (Picture: GETTY)

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George Russell has made a powerful begin to life at Mercedes with the younger Brit beating Lewis Hamilton as a rule, however Fernando Alonso nonetheless believes his outdated team-mate will come good on the finish of the season. Mercedes are usually not the place they need to be in the mean time having fallen behind each Ferrari and Pink Bull.

Neither Hamilton or Russell have been capable of problem with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for race wins. However the 37-year-old has had a fair harder time by way of the opening 5 races having completed tenth or decrease twice already.

He is had his fair proportion of unhealthy luck too because of the timing of various Security Automobiles, with Russell finally benefiting. Russell at the moment sits 23 factors forward of his team-mate heading into the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

Mercedes have been assured they have been bringing in a driver able to difficult Hamilton and Alonso believes Russell has confirmed that already. Nevertheless, Alonso finally believes that Hamilton will come out on prime on the finish of the 12 months when the going will get powerful.

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Fernando Alonso warns George Russell about Lewis Hamilton after strong start at Mercedes

George Russell has overwhelmed Lewis Hamilton in 4 of the opening 5 races (Picture: GETTY)

When requested by BBC Sport whether or not he has been shocked at Russell’s performances towards Hamilton up to now, he stated: “Sure and no. George has been very quick in the previous few years and I believe everybody was anticipating him to be a troublesome competitor for Lewis.

“However I nonetheless imagine Lewis will finally end the championship in entrance. That is only a five-race championship, however finally when issues are extra difficult or [there are] troublesome conditions, Lewis will nonetheless have extra expertise and perhaps extra expertise.”

Alonso returned to the game final 12 months within the hope of finally difficult for a world title himself. That appears extraordinarily unlikely this 12 months at Alpine, however the Spaniard would not really feel as a lot strain as he did throughout his time at Ferrari.


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“It’s completely different, for positive,” Alonso added. “These years in Ferrari, they have been quite a lot of strain. We have been very shut a few occasions and people missed alternatives have been fairly heavy on the shoulders of everybody.

“The environment within the workforce was not pleased sufficient at one second and I made a decision to cease the connection there, even when I had two extra years’ contract, as a result of it was the very best for each events. Now, I nonetheless need the third championship so unhealthy, however on the similar time I perceive how the game works proper now and you’ve got just one automobile or most two when you’ll be able to combat for the championship.

“You attempt to construct with the workforce that automobile, and that course of is attention-grabbing – the way to develop up along with the workforce, the services within the manufacturing unit and all of the assets simply to be a type of two groups that may combat for the championship.”


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