“No one could have predicted the events that happened” – George Russell thanked Dorilton Capital for allowing him to switch to Mercedes in Sakhir, saying the Williams family would be against it.
Talked to george russell Autosport About the events that led him to a dream race with Mercedes for Sakhir GP. He thanked Dorilton Capital, who were progressive enough to allow a race for a different team. He also said that the Williams family was against such an arrangement in the past.
“No one could predict events. In the middle of the year telling me that I am leading the race, and I should have won one race this year, and start on the front row… because I didn’t think it would be possible. I did not even think that it is possible to get a chance for Mercedes as a reserve driver.
“We used to talk about it in the past and it was an ‘this no go’.” But fortunately, the new owners were very open and they wanted to give me that opportunity. Potentially, to see how I would perform as well. So i didn’t think that possibility [was realistic] Even if Lewis or Valteri [Bottas] One race was about to be missed. I didn’t think it would be possible anyway. “
Mercedes stand-in and junior driver, @ Georgerucel 63 Started his Formula 1 practice at the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix with Force India India
Britton will end the session with a 1: 11.047 lapt appointment in the 12th# F1 📸: @ MercedesAMGF1 pic.twitter.com/pI1HRcKbk8
– Mercedes Stats (@MerrsStats) 8 January 2021
George Russell missed his first F1 win
Russell also talked about the terrible disappearance on his first F1 win, where, funnily, there were two mistakes, but neither of the two were mistakes. Instead it was the Mercedes pit crew and Pirelli Tire who ensured Sergio Perez won his first F1 race instead.
“It’s not eating me in because I see the race almost as a victory in itself as to how everything went out. That’s why I tell myself anyway to overcome the disappointment of losing it I am trying
“I think pit-stop fasco almost gave me a chance to go there and show what I can do in very difficult situations when the pressure is high. We had the race well and truly under control and then all of a sudden, I am back in fifth and I am brought in front of me in the same car as my teammate, who I knew would get ahead. Will be incredibly difficult to do. “
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