Robson: “In terms of style, George is no less than Hamilton or Button”

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Williams’ Head of Vehicle Performance Dave Robson says George Russell’s driving style “is a bit between Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton”.

As George Russell prepares for his first race as a full-time Mercedes driver, a man who worked with him for the last three years, Williams’ Dave Robson, had some very complimentary words for the young Briton.

“I think his driving style is a bit between Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton,” Robson told Motorsport.com.

“It will be important for George to adapt well. He already drives quite instinctively, so he will continue to improve.”

Robson went on to praise Russell’s work ethic and teamwork.

“In terms of style, George is really no less than Hamilton or Button. He possesses some key factors.


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“His work ethic and the way he brings a team together along with his skills and confidence are incredibly important. He has a lot of talent.

“More drivers have that, but George also always gets the best out of the team and makes the right decision at crucial moments.”

However, Robson adds George will still have to get used to fighting at the top.

“He still has a lot to learn in that regard, because the dynamics are very different at the front. For the men up front, the weekends are very different than for the others,” concluded Williams’ Head of Vehicle Performance.

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