George Russell made his Formula 1 debut in 2019 with Williams where he struggled at the back of the grid for a year.
In the years that followed he managed to regularly outperform the car and now after three years with the team he has moved to Mercedes.
“You’re always learning,” Russell told Motorsport-Magazin.com.
“Your natural speed is what it is. It’s not going to get any better. It’s how do I get more out of my engineers, how do I set up the car better, how do I manage the tyres on a cold day in Brazil?
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“After year one [at Williams] I would have felt ready. But I’m a better driver now than I was then.”
However, George says two years with Williams and then a move to Mercedes would have been perfect.
“Two years would have been perfect. This year, I would have been more than ready to move up. We signed for three years.
“There was absolutely nothing we could do,” concluded Russell.