George Russell says “just because someone in another car is able to do that, it doesn’t mean that you are able to do that in your car”.
In an interview with GPFans George Russell explained how it’s the relationship between the driver and his car that creates performance, and not each of these parts individually.
“I think it’s knowing that a car and driver are two big machines,” the Briton said.
“They’ve got to work together as one and you need to exploit the car’s capability.
“As I said, I think that adaptability is what makes a great driver, knowing what the car is capable of and what the car isn’t capable of.
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“Just because someone in another car is able to do that, it doesn’t mean that you are able to do that in your car, because it might not just be possible and every car is designed in a different way.
“So that’s why I think it’s important not to get too lost and caught up in what others are doing, and the set of philosophies that they’re going down, or whether they’re running high downforce one race and low downforce in another race and that isn’t working for you.
“You need to understand what you can achieve in your car and ultimately optimise that no matter what anyone else is doing,” Russell concluded.