George Russell
George Russell had to climb out of his stricken Mercedes car and leave it on the track (Image: Getty Images)

Young British driver George Russell kicked off the 2023 season on a high despite being provided with a wrecked car. However, as the season progressed, Mercedes’ timely upgrades further slowed down Russell’s stable run. He regained his form at the recently concluded Singapore Grand Prix before crashing down on the final lap.

Regardless, the British driver is committed to fighting till the end, which is unlikely to happen till 2025. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton recently signed a two-year extension contract with Mercedes. Having said that, it seems the Brackley-based team isn’t planning on giving up on the season just yet, despite Red Bull’s unwavering dominance.


George Russell Confirms Mercedes Upcoming Upgrades!

George Russell
George Russell (Via IMAGO)

The 2023 Formula One season is set to enter its last stretch, and the caravan arrived in Japan this week. Meanwhile, Mercedes, who had a terrific weekend in Singapore, is likely to ride on the momentum. At Singapore, the Silver Arrows missed out on a double podium owing to a smart tactic by Carlo Sainz of Ferrari. Regardless, the team took home a lot of positives and is now looking to intensify their late victory push further. George Russell recently teased the fans of an upcoming upgrade. Earlier, rumors emerged that the Silver Arrows have closed the curtain on 2023 and redirected focus on 2024. However, Russell rejected the conjectures and confirmed incoming upgrade packages.

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George Russell first acknowledged the setbacks faced by Mercedes this year. He believes that these setbacks are necessary to put the team in the right direction. Moreover, the team has made good gains ahead of the 2022 season, which will aid them in the future. “In all honesty, there’ll be a few more little things to come towards the end of the season, which will aid our learning into next season,” added Russell. Meanwhile, the rumors suggest that the upgrade package would be coming in at the USA Grand Prix in Austin. The modification would be surrounded around the floor, and it is likely to be completely transformed. Having said that, these are mere conjectures for now. Clearer images will come in as the season progresses. The Silver Arrows are currently placed second in the constructors, with Ferrari getting closer aggressively.

Lewis Hamilton Thrilled To Be At P2 In The Constructors Championship!

Lewis Hamilton confident to take down Red Bull after P2 in Spain (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

While Mercedes continues to intensify the race to the top, their top driver, Lewis Hamilton, is satisfied with the team’s results and progress so far. He said that he didn’t expect the Silver Arrows to be P2 in constructors champion with the kind of awful start of the season. Thus, it’s exciting to have something to fight for. The seven-time world champion further acknowledged competition from Ferrari.

“Of course, we want to beat them [Ferrari], just as they want to beat us. It’s going to take a full team effort, that’s for sure,” added Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari has made incredible progress in the second half of the season, with Carlos Sainz securing a win at Singapore. Hence, Hamilton and Russell are likely to remain under a lot of pressure to defend their spot in the constructors championship.