George Russell , a Mercedes driver, leaves the Miami GP circuit in a respectable P4. The Brackley-based team has not achieved the same results as it did before the rule change in 2022. Fans and critics had high expectations after the Brackley based team looked like the one to beat during free practices. Many were disappointed by the team’s performance.
After a mistake during Miami GP qualifying, Sergio Perez qualified on pole and his teammate Max Vertappen was in P9. The Dutchman still showed his potential and that of the car by winning the race. Max was dominant in winning the race, beating his teammate by 5+ seconds to the finish line.
George Russell also found this odd. Mercedes’ hotshot has said that Red Bulls haven’t shown their full potential. He thinks the car could be even faster, but it hasn’t yet been revealed to the public. It’s because Adrian Newey, the people at Red Bull and others are trying to stop a rule that would slow them down.
George Russell is baffled at Red Bull’s dominance after Mercedes’ poor performance
He said in an interview that they are so far ahead at the moment, they have it easy. “I wonder if they are even running at full power, they’re so far ahead,” said he. Red Bull’s dominance in the sport is “a little bit of a pity”. They deserve a lot of credit for what they have done to show the world that it is possible to do things right. He continued, “So that’s the goal we’re going after and we’ll see what we can accomplish ,”.
George Russell was 7 seconds behind Fernando Alonso, while Lewis Hamilton struggled and was another 18 seconds back in 6th position. Mercedes’s shocking start to the F1 2023 season is shown in this video. The team is planning some important updates for Imola that could help them close the gap with Red Bull. In 2023, there is still plenty to play for.