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“Mercedes punched above their weight,” George Russell pleased with W-13 performance in Bahrain » FirstSportz

George Russell
George Russell

George Russell, the Mercedes F1 driver, recently gave his verdict on the Bahrain Grand Prix for the 2022 F1 season, hinting that he and Mercedes are more worried about the pace of Haas and Alfa Romeo than Red Bull and Ferrari have made.

Mercedes finished 3rd and 4th in Bahrain with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell as they got lucky when the two Red Bulls retired from the race with a mechanical problem. After the race, Russell claimed: “Mercedes hit above his weight in Bahrain.”

Mercedes
Mercedes

Mercedes were the third fastest team in Bahrain behind Red Bull and Ferrari, but what surprised them was the fact that Russell’s Mercedes was closer to Kevin Magnussen’s Haas in the early stages of the race than to the top four in front of him.

Russel said when speaking about Bahrain: ” Ultimately, this sport is about results.”

It doesn’t matter if you have the fastest or the slowest car, it’s all about who ends up on the top step of the podium.”

George Russell and Mercedes are happy with P3 and P4 in Bahrain

George Russell
George Russell

George has been a happy bloke since leaving Bahrain as he didn’t expect Mercedes to come anywhere close to the podium in Bahrain.

If you’d told us we were going to get away with a P3 and a P4 this weekend, we certainly would have taken it.”

We weren’t much quicker than midfield and that was probably more of our concern than the guys in front of us. We knew we would be way behind Red Bull and Ferrari, but we also saw how fast Haas was, how fast Alfa Romeo was.”

McLaren had no points. They had a really difficult weekend here but they looked strong in Barcelona so we have a lot of work to do.”

Red Bull and Ferrari
Red Bull and Ferrari

George Russell believes that if they want to challenge Ferrari and Red Bull this season they will have to do a lot of work and do it in the shortest amount of time as possible because the races are going to be close and fast and the team isn’t about much time to get the W13 up to par with Ferrari in terms of pace.

Also read: Mercedes hopes to be level with Ferrari and Red Bull in ‘2-3 races’

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