George Russell wants to perform in his own country: ‘There is still plenty of room for improvement’

Mercedes appears to be in great shape this weekend at Silverstone. Lewis Hamilton was second in both Friday’s practice sessions. George Russell I’m a little late over a lap, but put it in a strong long way. The youngest of the two Mercedes drivers knows there is still room for improvement.

“With so little fuel in the car, I suffered a little more than Lewis, who drove a really strong lap,” Russell said on his team’s website. “With a full tank, everything looked really good compared to McLaren who was also on the hard tyre. Once the tires got warm, we showed good speed on the Ferrari and things got better by lap.”

“We’re seeing positive signs, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement,” Russell said. “We have to understand why our race pace is so much stronger than the speed in one lap. McLaren is very strong in one lap, but we can’t make the tires work in one lap. It’s good for racing and there you always have to find a good balance. You don’t have to gamble. “.

“Silverstone is a completely different track than Montreal and Baku. We knew the high-speed corners were going to be tough and it turned out to be the case. At Copse, Maggots and Becketts, the car bounced a lot. We have to do it better luckily, we don’t bounce on the straights here. This is a positive thing.”

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