Ralf Schumacher has described George Russell as a “different calibre” of team-mate for Lewis Hamilton when compared to Valtteri Bottas.

While the Mercedes team may have struggled, George Russell can be pretty pleased about his 2022 campaign so far. His time at Williams spent getting the maximum out of a poor car has, unexpectedly, come in handy at Mercedes.

As the problems persist into the season, Russell has at times shown a superior ability to his team-mate Lewis Hamilton when it comes to maximising the car’s performance.

The 24-year-old is 23 points ahead of his veteran team-mate and it is a situation not many would have predicted before the season-opener in Bahrain.

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