In second place in the constructors’ standings, Mercedes ended the season without a single victory. George Russell has had a lot of difficulties alongside Lewis Hamilton this year. And the Brit did not fail to take stock of his season, which he considers to be quite bad.
The 2023 season is over and nothing will have really gone right Mercedes. Second in the manufacturer ranking, behind Red Bullthe German team will not have won any victories this year. lewis hamilton finished third in the drivers’ championship. George Russell, he would not have been able to do better than an eighth place. The Brit went through an ordeal this season alongside the seven-time world champion. And he did not fail to explain the reasons.
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“It’s really a bad season”
“ We had our first winless season since 2011 as a team. But for me, who’s been here for 2 years, it’s a really bad season. One of the worst seasons of my career, all categories combined. There is a reason for every problem, be it my accident in Singapore or the rain that fell in Zandvoort on the wrong turn or the engine failure in Melbourne » first confided George Russell in comments reported by NextGen-Auto.
“The car is not fast enough”
“ These are just very small things and you could say they are easy to fix. But when it happens once or twice, it can be attributed to bad luck. When this happens maybe 9, 10, 11 times a year, it’s definitely not bad luck. Ultimately, the car isn’t fast enough. And we must continue to attack, more than necessary. When the competition is so strong, you only need to make one small mistake and lose several places or worse » then added the pilot Mercedes. It now remains to be seen whether the year 2024 will smile more George Russell and for the German national team.