George Russell: Red Bull could put no sidepods on their car and still be the quickest

“It’s not the sidepods what make the difference. It may be a factor, but the magic isn’t in the sidepods."

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George Russell: Red Bull could put no sidepods on their car and still be the quickest

Red Bull is absolutely ahead of everyone this season. Their dominance causes resentment among fans, but F1 can't change much there. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are doing great things and the team behind them is a huge support.

When there is great chemistry and unity in the team, then you can expect nothing but great results. George Russell, a member of Mercedes, made a comment about the Red Bull sidepods that are being talked about more and more.

Russell believes that Red Bull would definitely dominate, with or without sidepods. “I’m sure Red Bull could put no sidepods on their car and still be the quickest,” Russell told Sky. “It's a little bit more complex than that but nevertheless, really happy with the work the team have done and the validation that the steps we’ve made are steps in the right direction”.

Russell believes Mercedes' new sidepods are not the reason for their good result in Spain “It’s not the sidepods what make the difference. It may be a factor, but the magic isn’t in the sidepods."
“We brought that design to the car to kind of rule it out, the sidepods.

The magic was done underneath the car, on the floor. That’s the same for every single team”.

Ralf Schumacher on Lewis Hamilton and new concept

Mercedes' result in Spain gives optimism that they could make a huge breakthrough in the rest of the season.

Ralf Schumacher just announced that Lewis Hamilton is adapting much better to the new Mercedes concept. It could be an important thing for them. “Lewis Hamilton seems to be getting along with the new concept a little better than George Russell and also seemed extremely happy,” Schumacher said.

“He seems very relieved and sees light on the horizon again that he can soon win another race and maybe still have the chance to win his eighth world title at some point. I felt the optimism had left him for a while. Now it’s back”.

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