Lewis Hamilton and George Russell had one of the most tense moments this season. The drivers have both been fighting to get ahead of one another. The other teammate whose rivalry was on fire was Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc as they fought wheel to wheel to win a podium at the Monza Grand Prix. However, things were a little too tense after the end of the Japanese Grand Prix.
The Mercedes teammates were seen avoiding each other after Russell left by Lewis Hamilton. He also had a horrible end to his Singapore Grand Prix after sticking to get to a podium, however, locking up at the very last minute and driving into the wall.
Recently, Russell with Lando Norris and Alex Albon. However, Albon knew exactly how to poke the Mercedes driver. The conversation started with the drivers asking if Mercedes was still P2.
“are you still p2 in the championship”
“mate we are 40 point ahead of P3”
“lewis must be doing a good job”
ALEX ALBON NON CE LA FACCIO
— oli🎡👻 (@wolfsxtar) September 30, 2023
However, when George Russell confirmed that they were 40 points ahead, Albon had a cheeky reply. He said, “Lewis must be doing a good job”. This left the driver stuttering a little while Norris smiled cheekily. Although it was all in fun and games, Russell broke a little sweat. The drivers unleashing their British humor had all three being sarcastic and snarky with each other.
George Russell blames Lewis Hamilton for his position in the Driver’s Standings
George Russell might have a little grudge. The driver did a great job for the season however, he was not able to get the car to the best result.
Although his pace and his control of the car showed great skills, he is left behind in points. While Lewis Hamilton takes the P3 in the standings, Russell is behind by 75 points. However, it seems that the driver had a few things to blame for his poor performance.
Worth taking a risk today with potentially a lot to gain. Overall, some good points for the team on a tough track. Thanks for the incredible support throughout these past two weeks. Time to recharge ahead of Doha👊 pic.twitter.com/HGdjiFKCvD
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) September 24, 2023
As quoted by SoyMotor.com, Russell said, “In terms of pure performance, I feel that this season has been the best of my life, but I think I have lost more than 60 points, and all for different reasons.”
The driver had one of the worst moments in Singapore. he held his P3 position until the very end of his race. But when he was only inches away from winning the first podium of his season, Russell’s car locked up.
He went straight into the barriers and was left to retire from the race in the very last lap. His Japanese Grand Prix too was left the same way when he was asked to let Hamilton pass. The driver could be seen with tension surrounding him.