Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has advised that George Russell is a Formula One World Champion within the making after his spectacular begin to life with the Silver Arrows.
Russell secured his first F1 pole in Hungary (Courtesy: Reuters)
HIGHLIGHTSRussell has outscored Hamilton in his maiden season at MercedesThe 24-year-old is at the moment fourth within the driver’s standingsWolff has claimed that Russell would not have gotten a seat at Mercedes if he wasn’t World Champion materials
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes that George Russell is a F1 World Champion within the making and believes that his pole on the Hungarian GP is simply one of many many milestones awaiting the British driver in his profession.
Russell joined the Silver Arrows initially of the season and has made a formidable begin to his life alongside Lewis Hamilton. In a season that has seen Mercedes wrestle, the 24-year-old has delivered constant performances and has even outscored Hamilton.
The British driver has secured 12 high 5 finishes out of the 13 races and in addition secured his maiden pole in Hungary forward of the season break. Russell is at the moment fourth within the driver’s standing for this season.
Talking to GPFans, as quoted by planetf1.com, Wolff heaped reward on Russell and mentioned that he would by no means have been given a seat at Mercedes if he wasn’t World Champion materials.
“George is a champion in the making and he was a champion in all the junior categories in F3, F2, as a rookie,” he mentioned as per GPFans.
“We would have never put him in a Mercedes if we didn’t believe he can be a future World Champion,” mentioned Wolff.
The Mercedes boss additionally commented on Russell’s pole in Hungary and mentioned that it was actually an incredible second in his F1 profession. However, Wolff went on to say that it’s simply one other milestone of the numerous he’ll obtain in his time within the sport.
“It is George’s first pole so that will always be something special for him, and us, because that is a moment to remember.”
“But George had these unbelievable performances in junior sequence and he had it in Spa final 12 months within the rain. It is simply one other milestone of the numerous he’s going to attain,” mentioned Wolff.
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