Ahead of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton gave his opinion on his relationship with team-mate George Russell
“I’m a lot older and I’ve been with the team so long,” the Briton said.
“So managing whatever challenges we come up with moving forward, we’ve been through so much that I don’t think it’s going to be a problem.
“I’ve seen what he did at Williams. I think naturally you have to say it’s impressive what he’s done this year, the consistency he’s had, how he’s arrived and just hit the ground running.
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“It’s not like he arrived in a completely brand new team. The previous couple of years he was sitting right behind me watching the work that I was doing with the engineers, with Ricky [Riccardo Musconi], who is now his number one [race engineer].
“It’s been super easy to blend in. He uses my steering wheel, and he’s obviously got to do the test days prior to the year, so I think he’s just blended in perfectly and he’s been a positive force in the team.
“He’s helped keep the equilibrium in the team, in terms of the working relationship I think it’s strong,” Hamilton concluded.