Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have ‘different mindsets’ in Mercedes warning

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LEWIS HAMILTON lies 28 factors behind his new Mercedes team-mate George Russell after a wonderful begin to the season for the previous Williams man.

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Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have ‘totally different mindsets’ which can clarify why the Mercedes rookie is forward within the standings earlier than the Monaco Grand Prix. Former Channel 4 commentator Ben Edwards has pressured Hamilton is used to ‘wanting forward’ and claims the seven-time champion is focussing on growing the automotive at this stage of the season.

In the meantime, Russell is especially capitalising on every particular person race after his time preventing for factors behind the sphere for Williams. Chatting with Specific Sport, Edwards stated: “To be trustworthy I believe plenty of it’s all the way down to the best way issues have gone.

“Russell has been a bit lucky with security automobiles and conditions like that all through the course of this yr and that’s the best way it goes typically. I believed Russell would do nicely. I actually do charge him extremely. I have been so impressed watching him this yr.

“His combat towards Verstappen in Spain was good, it was actually good and he’s an actual expertise there’s little question about it. I believe it’s too early to form of choose the pairing between them.

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Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have 'different mindsets' in Mercedes warning

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have totally different mindsets (Picture: Getty)

“And I believe Hamilton has a barely totally different mindset. He’s used to preventing for championships and looking out lengthy forward. Russell has obtained the mindset very a lot of this race, do the very best you possibly can.

“Which Lewis does as nicely however they’ve a barely totally different mindset at this stage within the marketing campaign. I believe Lewis could be very focussed on getting the crew to develop the automotive and attending to a place the place he’s actually snug with it.

“It hasn’t shocked me that Russell is forward of Hamilton within the factors in the mean time however I believe it’s a very spectacular line-up. I believe the pairing may very well be extremely helpful for Mercedes going ahead.”

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Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have 'different mindsets' in Mercedes warning

Lewis Hamilton has struggled to beat George Russell this season (Picture: Getty)

Russell has completed within the high 5 at each race this season and scored two podiums. His wonderful outcomes have pushed the Mercedes rookie as much as fourth within the standings, simply 36 factors behind championship chief Max Verstappen.

In the meantime, Hamilton has completed exterior the highest 10 twice this season however loved a wonderful comeback drive in Spain suggesting he has lastly discovered some tempo within the new automotive. Nevertheless, Mercedes crew principal Toto Wolff has confirmed there is no such thing as a rivalry between the pair.

Tensions between Hamilton and former team-mate Nico Rosberg obtained out of hand earlier than the German’s retirement in 2016. Nevertheless, an identical scenario is just not but on the playing cards for the Silver Arrows, with Russell apparently working nicely with Hamilton and the crew.

Wolff has beforehand stated: “He has built-in very nicely. It’s virtually like he has been right here perpetually and I’m actually joyful concerning the two of them, how they work together, how respectful they’re about one another.”


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