George Russell- Sergio Perez

Formula One drivers George Russell and Sergio Perez are not having a great season to remember. The Mercedes driver is just having the worst season he could expect driving a Mercedes car. On the other hand, Checo is facing a lot of pressure after losing his consistency in the first half of the season. It is getting too unbearable for Perez. In case of the pressure within the team, it is immense for both Russell and Perez. The pressure is skyrocketing mainly because of their teammates.

Last year, the 25-year-old Mercedes driver was able to beat his star teammate in his debut season for the team. It turned things upside down as Russell was an instant sensation. George won the only race for Mercedes since last year so far. It was Russell’s maiden Grand Prix victory. But Mercedes has been in deep trouble since last year with their car. They have not yet fixed it or got a better result with the car. But this year, Lewis Hamilton has performed way better than his younger teammate. The seven-time champion gained four podium finishes so far. But George Russell is still pretty quiet, with just one podium that came in the Spanish Grand Prix. He finished third in Barcelona. Hence, there has been obvious frustration and anger building inside until the team gets a win.


George Russell Loses Cool Because Of Sergio Perez In Singapore GP FP1

George Russell Mercedes Sergio Perez Red Bull
George Russell Mercedes Sergio Perez Red Bull Source:

George Russell is constantly trying to prove himself and looking for his second Grand Prix victory. The Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff, mentioned earlier this season that he believes Russell has got what it takes to be a champion in the future. However, until the Brackley team provides the two drivers with a fast and smooth car, Russell will find it a lot more difficult on the track. Recently, in the FP1 session for the Singaporean Grand Prix, George Russell flipped out at Sergio Perez for coming very close to colliding with his car.

On Friday, Russell and Checo narrowly missed out on a collision into turn three. But George Russell told his team on the radio that Sergio Perez is a s***. He was clearly not happy to compromise his path. George Russell acknowledged in the post-race interview that he is trying to help his team maintain its place in P2. He is just trying to put in the solid and consistent efforts. On the other hand, Sergio Perez did little wrong in that incident. Checo did not impede the Mercedes driver and stayed off the racing line. Clearly, both drivers are feeling a lot of pressure.

Ferrari Dominates FP1 At Singapore GP

Ferrari Carlos Sainz Jr. Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Carlos Sainz Jr. Charles Leclerc Source: Daily Express

Both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez lately mentioned they had a bad feeling about the high downforce circuit of the Singaporean Grand Prix. Clearly, Red Bull drivers are not very comfortable around street circuits. However, they have maintained their unbeaten run this season with ease and dominance. 

On the other hand, Ferrari continued their fine form after the Italian Grand Prix. They had a one-two finish in FP1 on Friday. Charles Leclerc was a little faster than his teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. On the other hand, the championship leader, the Red Bull driver, finished third in FP1. Now, it will be interesting to see what the Ferrari drivers can do on the final day of the Singaporean Grand Prix.