PUNDIT Anthony Davidson reveals Russell's hidden frustration
As Lewis Hamilton continues to assert his dominance at Mercedes, Formula One pundit Anthony Davidson suggests that George Russell may be quietly fuming inside as the seven-time world champion remains the team's main man.
Close Calls on the Track
In the recent Singapore and Japan Grand Prixs, Hamilton and Russell have faced off on the track, resulting in some intense battles between the two British drivers. In Singapore, Russell sustained tyre damage and spun off while racing Hamilton for third place. In Japan, both drivers fought hard on lap six and narrowly avoided colliding.
Hamilton Holds Onto the No.1 Spot
Drawing on Sky Sports' F1 podcast, Anthony Davidson explains that Hamilton has rightfully earned his position as the number one driver at Mercedes, leaving Russell with no room to argue. Despite displaying impressive speed and skill, Russell remains Hamilton's understudy. However, Davidson suggests that inside the car, Russell is seething with frustration, which explains the near misses and moments of tension between the two drivers.
Politeness Hiding Frustration
Davison notes that while Russell may appear polite and British about his frustrations, his calm demeanor masks a simmering anger. The young driver's on-track battles with Hamilton may only scratch the surface of his true emotions. Russell's polite requests for opportunities to overtake Hamilton hint at a deeper annoyance with his current position in the team.
Russell Looks to Prove Himself
Although Russell outscored Hamilton in his debut season at Mercedes last year, the tables have turned this season. Hamilton currently leads Russell by 75 points with six races left to go. Despite this setback, Russell is determined to continue pushing himself and proving his worth within the team.
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