George Russell recently revealed that while all the drivers on the grid share plenty of respect and a generally positive vibe, there is always the underlying competitiveness that comes on track. He said that while on-track incidents are the primary cause of any bad blood between drivers, there is mutual respect shared throughout the grid.
Speaking about the relationship between 20 drivers on the Beyond The Grid podcast, he said:
George Russell, however, also mentioned what he felt could cause a rift between the drivers, saying:
He emphasized that the 20 drivers on the F1 grid are the only people who truly understand what it is like to beat the odds and make it to the pinnacle of motorsport, which consequently builds respect amongst the drivers. The Mercedes driver said:
Speaking about the difference between the racing drivers he has grown up competing with and the trends and patterns that dictate these drivers’ styles, George Russell added:
1997 F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve said that George Russell “exceeded” his expectations with his performance at the 2022 F1 Hungarian GP qualifying, where the young Mercedes driver beat both Ferraris to claim his maiden pole position.
Writing for the Dutch publication Formule1.NL, the Canadian stated:
George Russell currently stands fourth in the drivers’ standings with 158 points to his name.
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