Miami Grand Prix on Sunday brought another twist in the race for the Mercedes drivers. The two British drivers have already suffered with a poorly constructed car for a while now. But that has not stopped them from pushing themselves to come close to the podium finishes in the competition. The Miami race was a challenge because the two could not do well in the qualifications resulting in a bad position to start the race. However, the two drivers showed their great determination and strength to overcome the challenges.
The race did not bring many surprises regarding the winners, as it was the same old Red Bull Drivers. But there were many moments when that made the race interesting. Even Max Verstappen struggled during the race but finally stood victorious at the end of the race. He had to fight with his teammate Sergio Perez who had the first spot on the track. The two top drivers racing each other for the top spot made the race more intriguing. Moreover, Aston Martin had a great race as Fernando Alonso took another podium finish behind Red Bull. But Hamilton’s act of sportsmanship remains the highlight of the Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton Let George Russell Pass At Miami GP
It is evidently visible that Mercedes are struggling with the mechanics of the car. On many occasions, the team has had to suffer defeat even from the midfielders of the competition. Their assumptions regarding the car have not been paying them well. There is a lot of mishap happening with their technical staff, and some people have swapped places. But the results will take another year to start affecting their poor season. Meanwhile, the drivers do their best on the track to finish in respectable positions.
After having a tough time in the practice races, the Mercedes drivers had a lot of ground to cover in the main event. Both the drivers started way back on the pole but significantly advanced during the race. There was a moment when Lewis had to let George Russell ahead of him because his car had the potential to perform better on Sunday. And Hamilton did let him through without any competition. Doing this act of unselfishness has invited a lot of respect and love from fans for the British driver. Even Toto Wolff was happy with the gesture that Hamilton displayed.
It paid him well as George started from the sixth position and finished well off in the fourth. Meanwhile, Hamiton made a whopping comeback in the race from 13th position to sixth at the end.
Mercedes Has Always Had A Good Pair Of Drivers
Elsewhere, Valtteri Bottas, a former Lewis Hamilton teammate, also had a good relationship with his Mercedes counterpart. And this time, Geroge Russell is also having a good relationship with Hamilton. This kind of relationship among the drivers does help the team to thrive and grab more points.
As of now, Hamilton has 56 points in the champions’ standing, which is 16 more than his teammate. This year it is better for Hamilton to stay ahead of Gerogre than last year. Russell had a great season last year, finishing 4th in the championship standings. Meanwhile, Hamilton finished a disappointing sixth.