Mercedes Technical Director Mike Elliott says “what happened at the end of last season was tough for Lewis to take, and to see him bounce back and be racing with us is brilliant”.
At the Spanish Grand Prix Saturday press conference, Mercedes’ Technical Director Mike Elliott praised Lewis Hamilton and George Russell for how they behaved in light of the team’s difficult start to the 2022 season.
“I guess we all have expectations, drivers included, and we’d have hoped we wouldn’t be in the position we’ve been in at the beginning of this season, and that’s been tough for the whole team,” Elliott said.
“What happened at the end of last season was tough for Lewis to take, and to see him bounce back and be racing with us is brilliant.
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“He’s got a tough team-mate in George and that’s brilliant for the team. If you look at the first five races, unfortunately, Lewis has been on the wrong end of some safety car timings.
“But going forward I couldn’t want for two better drivers. They’re really helping us develop the car and move it in the right direction.
“If we can give them a car they can compete with, I’m sure they’re both going to push really hard, and hopefully Lewis can win another championship,” the Briton concluded.