George Russell on Vettel: “Real inspiration” / Formula 1

George Russell on Vettel: “Real inspiration” / Formula 1


George Russell also got to know Sebastian Vettel better as part of the GPDA drivers association. He has the highest praise for the four-time champion, who will leave the GP circuit after the 2022 season.

Although George Russell is one of the younger GP stars in the field, the Mercedes star has been racing in the premier class for several years. Since this year he has been driving the second Silver Arrow car alongside seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. . He is also one of the directors of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), founded in 1961, together with Sebastian Vettel, who was able to get to know each other better as a result.

About Heppenheimer, who has announced the end of his amazing GP career after the current season, Russell says: “He is a real inspiration and a good person. Nobody has a bad word to say about him. And it’s great to have Seb with you. I’m sure he can looking forward to the second part of the season and what’s next.”

And the 24-year-old enthuses: “We all know what kind of mind he has. I was able to experience a few meetings with him behind the scenes and it showed how much he knows about Formula 1 in general and specifically, as well as the technical side. He he’s very nice, but first of all he’s just a nice guy. And I think this world would definitely benefit from a few more of his kind. We’ll definitely miss him.”

Lance Stroll is also enthusiastic. The four-time champion’s Aston Martin team-mate said of Vettel’s retirement announcement: “He’s had a lot of success in this sport and he’s a great team-mate. I’ve really enjoyed driving with him for the last year and a half. It’s a pleasure to work with him.”

When asked what he would miss most about Vettel, he explains with a laugh: “Definitely not the long discussions of the race. No, play aside, he is a good team player and you don’t find it difficult to work with him. He is incredibly talented, very professional and has great technical skills. It’s great to have him on board and he’s definitely a great guy.”

French Doctor, Le Castellet

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:28:37.567 h
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +10.587s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +16.495
04. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +17.310
05. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +28.872
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, +42.879
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +52.026
08. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +56.959
09. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +60.372
10. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +62.549
11. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +64.494
12. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +65.448
13. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +68.565
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +76.666
15. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +80.394
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Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, engine failure
Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, collision damage
Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, collision damage
Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, Turners
Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, collision damage

Drivers’ Championship (after 12 of 22 races)

01. Verstappen 233 points
02. Leclerc 170
03. Persian 163
04. Sainz 144
05.Russell 143
06.Hamilton 127
07. Norris 70
08. Okon 56
09. Botta’s 46
10. Alonso 37
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricciardo 19
13. Gas 16
14. Hag 15
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17.zhou 5
18. Walk 4
19. Alboni 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Booth Builders Cup

01. Red Bull Racing 396 points
02.Ferrari 314
03.Mercedes 270
04. Alpine 93
05. McLaren 89
06. Alfa Romeo 51
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 27
09. Aston Martin 19
10. Williams 3