25 Burst results for "George Russell"
"george russell" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"And as part of our courage to that, I was going through all the penalty incidents for gasly and apart from the obviously the infamous now infamous crane incident in Japan. He's been pinged 5 seconds every time. So for stroll to get a ten second penalty, I think reflects quite how dimly disturbed sort of that particular piece of driving. As for the alpines, first off credit to Alonzo one almighty save on the first lap when he went wide over there sort of serrated kerb. I've watched the replays now several times. I just can't work out if the two cars do touch on the first lap. You know, it looks like a mega save from Alonso for opposite locker. I just can't work out whether there's a bit of contact wheel to wheel if there's not then that's a proper save. On the second incident between the alpines, you know, going up the hill, again I've sat on that a few times, I've watched the replays and ocon, he makes his move quite early on coming out of what is still the last corner even though it's not a proper corner. It's flat out. So although he said after the event, I wasn't aware Alonso was there. It very much looks like he's taking a more defensive line. But I think Alonso, if he is coming from behind on your teammate, you can afford to give a bit more room. So I know that that sort of me sitting on the fence in terms of who was directly at fault in both. But what I can't say is you can't touch your teammate once, let alone twice. So both sort of needs a heads knocking together. I suppose for whatever better phrase, it was a poor incident. But less clear cut than the Aston Martin won for me. Well, it certainly made for an eventful F one sprint, but it was George Russell obviously taking the way and that means he'll line up on pole position for tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix. Matt, thank you very much for joining me tonight and yeah, we will see you all tomorrow for our Brazilian Grand Prix, race, review, podcast, promises to be a really exciting race out into Lagos to track always throws up an interesting one. So make sure you join us then and stay tuned to all spot forward of the news analysis and reaction from Suarez race.
"george russell" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"To see. The tire choice, that obviously was so decisive in this, it seemed like it really seemed like Versace was struggling with tyre where something that we've not really seen the Red Bull be a main weakness on so far this year. He said afterwards that he felt like he was eating the tyres alive. Despite starting on the mediums, a Christian Horner explained on Sky Sports saying that the plan was basically start on the mediums, survive the first sort of 12, 14 apps, and then should be okay. It was like 15 when Russell actually got him, so the soft definitely hung on a little bit longer. Mercedes, they said that their data showed that the medium was not a very good tyre to be on from what they saw in practice. But obviously Red Bull does have an advantage. She's now saving a set of softs as they go into Sunday's race. Matt, you spoke with the top three, so including George Russell Lewis Hamilton after the sprint race. What did they say about that split entire and what did you make of it? Do you think Red Bull simply got it wrong today going for the medium with Verstappen? In hindsight, of course I did, but you know, give Red Bull strategists their Jews considering how brilliant they've got it a lot of the season. Both Mercedes drivers came out in a press conference. This was not a clear cut choice. This isn't like hungry when Ferrari put on the hard tyres and everyone, everyone could go what on earth are you doing? It's not even like Mexico where it surely surely to everyone else. It was thought Mercedes were playing it way too safe by not splitting their strategies. This was not that sort of clear cut decision I think it was a lot more a little more 50 50. However, in terms of to bring in sort of my personal opinions that are quoting the drivers. Tonight, once you've done this podcast, I'll go and write this feature about what have we learned from a sprint race broken down some of the numbers from epi two in particular. And I think the performance between soft and mediums this weekend has already been marginal to that say, I don't think the medium's pace is the usual sort of 6 tenths off the soft as it is. But also the soft song wearing that much more than the medium. So it's a quite a close title. So the downside obviously of Red Bulls called start a medium is that Verstappen has been struggling with understeer all weekend, which he's never happy with that. That's why the narrative around Monaco and Azerbaijan was that he was being sort of not dominating press like he should because he was struggling with understeer. So when those problems emerged a weekend over the weekend, I think the logical point then is to put this up on the sauce so he has the front end bite and can manage the oversteer. So that's one point, but I would also take the cut up to argument, having a looking at the average lap times from the use of all the drivers or the top 6, so you Mercedes Ferrari and Red Bulls were running in free practice too. Verstappen sort of middling on those the Mercedes were quicker, Perez was much, much quicker on used mediums if they run in comparative fuel loads and all of that. So I suppose if you're looking at that and you're thinking, okay, we think we can get Magnussen done pretty quickly, but we know we've got at least one fry and one Mercedes. It brought on the same compound, perhaps this is part of their thought process we don't know that stage. Perhaps we should do something different or anticipate being on a medium tyre. So instead of knowing where the fourth quickest car at this point, we might actually do something different and then obviously you have the factors like you hope the tire comes to Red Bull that the others do suffer from degradation, but it proved to be the wrong call ultimately. Definitely and I think tomorrow will obviously be the proof in the pudding George Russell was very quick to say afterwards that yeah, it's the big point tomorrow. That's what we want and he'll be a yeah, hoping to sort of remove that mis niner about being an F one race winner and make it legit with victory tomorrow. But you mentioned sort of looking at the numbers and everything like that. Realistically, can Mercedes win tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix? Yes, I'm going to say yes because I think if I throw some rough numbers at you. So if we get the hard tyres used on those Verstappen is the fourth quickest driver, Hamilton's second Russell started prez is actually comfortably quickest again that which would support that narrative if the car is understeering this weekend. He's happier with that. And the difference between the Merckx is a tenth and a half separating the teammates and Hamilton's favor and it's another three tenths back to Verstappen. And this is very much my rounding and my number. So take that with a huge pinch of salt. As for the sauce, again, press leading away Russell Hamilton then Verstappen. And it's sort of about three tenths covering covering those four drivers. So it is, of course, marginal. But the Mercedes case is strong. It's just how they operate because they've been talking already about what we need to work together. We know that we're not the favorites going into this race. So part of that is they're playing down their chances and talking at Red Bull. But we speak to driver so quickly after the sprint race at they've obviously processed a sprint sprint result, but they haven't gone and had their engineering debrief. And that might be the concerted right. Let's work together so we can secure the team result. And that's great. And Russell on paper should have secured the preferential treatment by starting higher in a grid four tomorrow, but that this comes hot on the heels of Mexico as this really nice subplot, whereas Hamilton, where Hamilton was not staying behind his teammate, he was super aggressive fritos, was it turns one, two, and three in Mexico to make sure he got track position, so he would be on the optimal strategy to chase after Red Bull. So obviously they're being team players, the brackley factories had a pretty rough time of it in 2022 by comparison to their previous year. So they want to get the best result possible for the team. But if you're going to break Mercedes Dutch, will we see anything tomorrow if there's a slightly so getaway, for instance, for Russell and it's a case of Verstappen's there. So Hamilton has to get by and whether if they have therefore split strategies, whether they're sort of their plan for the next 50 lapses immediately gone out the window because there's been that change of order. So I think that'll be a horrible, horrible sort of motor sport parlance or whatever or across media, but it really will be fascinating to see Luke. It will be very an overused most for cliche, but I shall let you off with that. It will be though. I think that for Mercedes as well. You look at how far the team has come this year, obviously it went from the early part of the season, struggling so much with the poor person looking miles off the pace that it wouldn't stand a chance of winning a race this season. And then we had the Barcelona update and it thought, okay, we've cured it and then they find out that actually the porpoise isn't the big issue with Carl along. It's something far deeper, far more baked in to the DNA of the car, but we know he's obviously going to change for next year.
"george russell" Discussed on Motor Sport Magazine Podcast
"We signed a pretty rock solid contract with Williams. So these three years were clear. There was no movement there whatsoever. Claire was pretty clear. And to be honest, she had a very good deal from her side because she had all of the power. Williams were the last seat in Formula One. It was that or I wasn't in F one. So she could really tighten that contract down that it was all in Williams favor. Obviously you want to have a bit of flexibility because nobody knew how a team would perform. But we had faith at the time that the team would go back to some better results and we were ready to do the three years there because I thought it would be really good for my development and I just need to pan out, I think it has been very good for my development. But yeah, I guess Bahrain was last year was the key key moment that if there were any doubters, they were yeah, that was gone. So. The key people who would have made the difference in my career, a total. He ultimately is the one who has the final say he believed in me and he had faith in me even when I was finishing last every single weekend. So for me, that race obviously proved a point to so many others by the end of the day it's total who makes the decision and because he followed my career so closely. I guess he believed he knew what I was capable of. So that race probably didn't really change anything in his mind. Whatsoever. But to the outside world, so many others may have thought, okay, it's clear why he wants to go down that route. But I guess for everybody that was a standout race and a pretty crazy one when I look back at it. Well, just to finish obviously, you did the third year this year and you probably got your rewards I think and Williams has got theirs as a partnership with some of the results you've had in being able to really show all that effort and time that you put in that it came to fruition this year. But if Claire didn't have that water type contract, I know it's before Bahrain, but there were talks about you going into them and said he's for this year. Were you under that impression that if Mercedes could have had you, you would have been moving on quicker? If some books, I mean, they are conversations that didn't even really happen because we knew our water type. The contract was so the contract Mercedes creative contract and worked with Williams on my behalf. So they were aware that Williams had all of the power. So what I admire so much from Mercedes and toto is how loyal they are to their own Valtteri's been searching key figure and key driver for them to help them achieve all of his world championships along the way. There's a lot of people can say some negative things or being off the pace of Lewis Hamilton, but he's been an incredibly important part to all of that success. And they want to reward that with their loyalty and maybe if you went through one or two bad races throughout last year, they're not just going to get the axe out and say thank you very much and see you later. We give us not how I do things. They give people the full opportunity and the full chance and I'm a 23 year old from their side. There's no need to rush. We've got a whole future ahead. And I guess that loyalty brings faith to me as a driver, equally to the 2000 employees that Mercedes have between brackley and bricks worth that right. If I work hard and I perform a good, they are going to reward me with that loyalty and I don't have to have any concerns about my job or my future and you probably go ahead and perform even better. So I guess that's what I really admire from those guys and they certainly do things quite different to other teams down the grid. So I've got to be very grateful and thankful to have that as your boss. I'm sure that loyalty. That is shown Valtteri. If I perform. He'll show to me and everybody else in the team when they do a good job. Yeah, well, they've delivered on their promises to you so far. And now it's just up to you to hold up your end of the bargain next year. Absolutely. So GB three days go out and do a job as simple as that. So we look forward to seeing how you get on George. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you..
"george russell" Discussed on Motor Sport Magazine Podcast
"Got to have a balance. I was 18 year old at the time and you can't come in with a lot of arrogance thinking you're better than everybody else. And you're going to prove it because similar to the F three year, I'm going up against espan who was performing at the top of his game, doing really, really well in at four Cindy car. I've got a one got one session to try and prove to everybody what I can do. Never driven with force India before, never driven around into log was before. Never been with those engineers before so much to learn. But yeah, I guess I was I'd like to think I'm quite still quite nice now. You're in this big team together. Before CD guys who are obviously the Aston Martin team of today were great, great people, and I still had them every single time I walk into the paddock. And I think that was that was the journey we were sort of destined for with following in aachen's footsteps almost because that path had worked for him as a Mercedes driver. That seemed like the natural path for myself as well. Now, I think it's almost easy to look at then what you did in terms of junior career results. And you said it yourself if you win GP three, you went up to you're going to end up in F one and you did. But getting the Williams seat, what are you told? When you're sitting around waiting and you're being linked to this iconic team and your first F one seat, you kept in the loop, but you're just waiting for someone to pick up the phone and say to you, right? That's what you're doing next year. How much are you aware of? I mean, I was aware a lot that I was had a very good chance because I was doing the simulator assessments. And the factory was involved in a couple of meetings, totaling Gwen and James vowels actually. I'd say they were three key people who have been by my side along this journey. They were constantly keeping me in the loop. But it all happened awfully quick to be honest because it was it needed to be announced at the U.S. Grand Prix because Williams were looking for a tight title sponsor and that deal was going down in and around the U.S. Grand Prix. So I think it was in Russia, which potentially was to race before. When I basically got the phone call to say, right? This is happening. We have one week to sort the contract, and there's been announced I think it was a Tuesday of the U.S. Grand Prix. So it all happened so suddenly. And I was still in the mix of trying to win a formula two championship, but I came away from a really strong weekend in Sochi. And I basically just needed to score four points or something in Abu Dhabi to win the championship. So I was pretty relaxed and obviously it was a very surreal moment. And it really exhilarated one because, as I said, it just all happened so quick over the course of two weeks suddenly these conversations have started, then the simulator assessment. Being told you got the drive and then doing the contracts and then doing the photo shoots and the announcement, it all happened so suddenly. Was that the sponsor that didn't happen? Yeah, it was a sponsored didn't happen. So I don't wish to say names because from my memory. I think it was a bullet that was dodged for the way that one panned out. So but then things like that are you aware. If they're trying to time your announcement for a sponsor comes in, did it feel like I don't have a title sponsor is my seat in jeopardy. That sort of thing, or were you just confident? I mean, again, I guess a bit of I was young and experienced of how. Political was probably the wrong word, but how on edge it was for so many Formula One teams to find the budget to run the team. And it's hinging on a couple of key decisions or moments for a sponsor to say we're going to go with you or not. And that's an incredibly stressful time and I guess. I had an incredibly open dialog with Claire over the coming years and a really great relationship that she really kept me in the loop with a lot of things and taught me actually how these things work and how an edge they were. I'd spent my years with Mercedes championship winning team so much glory, people were going to them saying I want to sponsor you. I want to be part of your team, and they had free choice of who they wanted to go with to a degree, whereas Williams at the time had finished last the previous year, having to fight for finding relatively small sponsorship. And it was so difficult and I guess success would hinge on these key decisions because it would depend if they could invest in Newark new upgrades or trying to further the development of the car. So I soon learned that things were very different for teams at the back of the grid compared to Mercedes rebel Ferrari. But I mean, it's fair to say, you know, it's not been easy for Williams over the last few years, but certainly that first year for you as well. But that you've been one of the standout positive moments or aspects of that team, you knew already from Mercedes point of view that if you performed well, they would put you in a Mercedes car. Was there a race? Was there a moment that you went? That's the one that's clinched it either because they told you or because you felt it that you did something that's said to them..
"george russell" Discussed on Motor Sport Magazine Podcast
"Off track. And we'll make a decision in October that year. If we take you, there's a chance we might not take you as a chance. We will take you, but if you sign the BMW contract, we're out. So I've got this contract on the table from BMW, which is to go and race DTM, which at the time was an incredibly probably the best championship after Formula One. I was a 16 year old at the time, 16, 17 year old. A lot of money on the table and it was all quite shocking. It all came so sudden I've done this test for tests with an incredibly well for contracts on the table three days later. I've not really had any communications with F one teams and my conversation with total positive, but not too sure. If it's going to lead to something that this is on the table now and they needed a decision to be taken and then suddenly the Mercedes pick up the phone. But they weren't offering anything concrete. It was you've got to take a chance. I have to take a chance on them. They might turn around and say, I'm sorry. But then BMW door is closed as well. But the big difference is this is Mercedes, and that was Formula One. And that was BMW, and that was DTM. It was, I was just 17 year old and you had to talk about risk. I guess if it didn't work out, potentially be regretting it. But it did work out and here we are. You said, so it's October that year. You had to convince them. And it wasn't the easiest deal, was it that second one? No, it wasn't. High-tech were a completely new team in formula three. As actually teammates with Ben, so back with my arrival from my cadet days in the UK and Nikita Mazepin. And Mercedes were absolutely aware of the how superior premature were compared to everybody else on the grid. I finished third, and I had a primer who in Lance role who won prema finished second and a premier finished fourth in the championship. I don't know where the fourth prema finished. That season, but I only want two races. They recognize the performance I was achieving in that car compared to my teammates and the performance I was doing on the simulator, I think I was a bit of an asset for them. In the simulator work, I didn't many, many days. They were long brutal days in the simulator. And the guys were incredibly hard and pushed me to work incredibly hard. And I think all of it together, they said right, let's take a chance and let's go next year and GP three. So originally, I was thinking that you were going to say GPUs a bit of a make or break year because the year before maybe hadn't been a title winning one and I needed to prove it to Mercedes. But if they'd seen that in your I assume they were much more content and happy with you going into GP three. But when did you then get the feeling from them that they're saying you win this title and GP three or you just get yourself two and do well there? And this path is to Formula One. How early were you aware that it really did look feasible for you? Mercedes and toto made it incredibly clear they said at the time I was one of two junior drivers or one of three junior drivers. There are other two were in F one. They said, you know, we don't take a junior driver for no reason. We take it because we believe in you and we believe you have the potential. So it was clear what the path was there at the time there were other driver academies who had hundreds of drivers. Whether that's right or wrong, I don't know. It gives them a bit more flexibility, I guess, but Mercedes, we believe in you, we believe we got the potential, and we want to help you develop to get into Formula One and obviously one day be a Mercedes driver. So it was clear from their side. If you win, you'll be an F one. If you do a good job, Williams, you'll be in a Mercedes car. And it was as simple as that. Total was leave me to do. My thing, which is the political side running the team, but also helping me find these opportunities. You just focus on racing. If you win GB three, you'll be an F two. If you will F two, you'll be in F one. You do a good job of Williams you've been a Mercedes. And when it's laid down on the table like that, sounds pretty straightforward. He said, easy. But he's right. You don't need to worry about anything else. You just worry about driving. If you perform, he will make it happen. And that's what happened. Now, before we get on to Williams, actually, your first test I was in a force India. It was. And I remember after that test, actually, that's your FP one running into Lagos. Bob fernley saying I'm prestige with you. But you were perhaps too nice and they were going to beat that out of you. Do you think you were too nice when you first came into F one? Did you have to find a different edge or do you think actually you just evolved naturally into.
"george russell" Discussed on Motor Sport Magazine Podcast
"And I was a tenth behind, and I thought, what on earth is going on? You know, I've come in as a rookie, only one year in single seaters, and on one tenth behind the man to be and I'm thinking the world's over for me. What is going on? And that mentality is what probably held me back even more, whereas if I had the mentality. He's a man to beat. He's been here three years, and I've come in one at the first round, but on average, I'm only one tenth behind after one or two races and he's been here for three years. I'll be fine, and I'll get there. But that arrogance probably help me back to not having a stronger year. But that shows, I guess what your targets were or how high you were aiming. But by the time you're in F three, we're talking pretty serious budgets already. Who was or how was the support coming together for you? Through carting sometimes that seems to be almost privately funded, but at some stage someone has to stop putting the money up that's going to keep opening those doors for you. How did that come about essentially? Who did you convince to say, I've got potential, you should be jumping on this train. To be honest, through my formula four days it was still a family funded to be honest and 2015 year was with my last year of we got a very good deal with the team because they backed me and actually ironically not many people may know this, but Jos capito, which obviously the head of Volkswagen at the time, I was racing with Carlin, who had a Volkswagen engine, and it was actually lost who was supporting a couple of drivers in formula three and chose me to be one of his drivers. So. Effectively sponsored the engine side of things, which contributed to a huge amount of the budget in formula three. So that was quite funny how these things work out in turn, but that was my last season. And without any backend from that 2015 season, I'd almost say a journey was over. But then if that was just sponsoring you in the sense, what did Volkswagen want in return? Was it just because they thought you had the potential to go far or did you have to was there an option then that if they ever did certain categories that you'd have to talk to them? No, no obligation whatsoever. They supported their race in formula three alongside Mercedes and a couple of other private manufacturers on the engine side and they just wanted to support who they believe were by the top talent at the time because they wanted to beat Mercedes, as Mercedes wanted to be Volkswagen. So it was quite a normal thing back in the old F three days that Mercedes would support a couple of drivers and potentially give a bit of preferential treatment, maybe not the same with Volkswagen. They would try and look after these guys. We want to give our top engines our top equipment to these guys because they are going to be our best shot at winning championship and trying to beat the Mercedes back to drivers. So that was, I guess it was almost for bragging rights, really. But then so you were competing against the Mercedes. And then suddenly you become a Mercedes driver. How is that because you impress them do you think? So I was already having a conversation with total Mercedes prior to joining Carlin and Volkswagen, but I felt so I actually had the deal on the table to have almost the same backing from Mercedes as I had from Volkswagen, but because of there wasn't an opportunity open at prema. The next team I would have had to join would be a German team called maka motor sport who I felt from my first season in an effort wouldn't be as well suited to me as British team in Carlin. So after my meeting with toto at the start of 2015, I sent him an email just to say, really appreciate the meeting and thanks for all of your advice, et cetera, just so that I know I'll actually be joining Carlin and Volkswagen as opposed to mucker motor sport and Mercedes because I believe it's better for my career. And I had the opinion that if I went out and did a good job Mercedes would still be interested. So he replied back and I think you're making a wrong decision, but let's stay in touch, and let's see where we go from there. Well, I guess in a sense it was the right decision because you ended up with Mercedes, but did he then take any convincing? Did he did it feel a bit cold at first that he was like, well, he didn't he didn't sign it this time, so I'm not going to come chasing you too hard. No, not really because I think I'm trying to remember exactly what happened at a certain point in the season, but I then later that year in 2015, I then had an offer from BMW to racing DTM I did a test with BMW in December and her F and they sent one of their factory drivers from DTM as the reference driver. And we ended up being faster than the reference and Mercedes were there during a rocky test with their factory driver and their chosen rookies. Audi were there doing a test as well. Remember, Jim Etsy was doing that test back in 2015. And everybody could see the time. So everybody could see by the end of that day. It wasn't public. But privately, you could see that with the fastest time of the day. And there were an engineer who shifted from BMW to Mercedes, and I think potentially he would quite influential this guy was very fast. And you need to sign him before you do. So I had the contract on the table from BMW ready almost ready to sign it, and that's when I got the phone call from Gwen legru in January 2016. Signed the bath actually. To say, I want to have a conversation about joy and Mercedes. And that's where it all started already. So can you name the engineer? But you can thank for that. Oh, you're not allowed to, because I'll keep that between us. I'm not even me putting two and two together. I'm not even sure that was the case. But I just thought it was quite coincidental. But as well, it may not have just been the engineer because as I said, the times were public to all of the teams who were there, so everybody could see how every driver would perform and have a race pace was have their quality performance was and compared to the factory driver as each factory team had taken their factory driver as to reference to see how the rockies are comparing. So maybe that was the reason. But if you decide with BMW, was that going to move you away from F one completely? Oh, it was absolutely clear from Mercedes Benz. If you sign with BMW, there won't be an option with Mercedes in the future. So the deal on the table from Mercedes was an option. So it was race in formula three, four more year with a Mercedes back team, which was high-tech. And you'll come into all of the simulator work for Mercedes F one. We'll see how we get on, see how your performance on track, how your performing.
"george russell" Discussed on Motor Sport Magazine Podcast
"But I guess it taught me to be more resilient and taught me to work hard and look at things from a different angle in a different perspective because you're not always going to be in a scenario that you've got the opportunity to win. And I guess that also helped when I joined Williams, these two years of experience when I didn't win, helped me to accept the struggles of 2019 because I knew it's just a phase and I knew that those years wouldn't define me negatively if anything. They will mold me into a better driver. You responded well at Williams to that sort of situation. But in 2013, when you're much younger, did you respond well then? I'd say in 2013 with barrel I responded fine but potentially with a bit of arrogance that I would blame in the equipment. Which then hindered me when I got into F three with Carlin because I then 2014 I moved to formula four, I won formula four did some form of runner races European Championship one to race there. So the winning ways were back. And then I went to Carlin in formula three, one of the very first round of a field of 35 cars. And then I was off to pace. And I was blaming the equipment rather than looking at myself. So they were two quite different seasons. And I guess, in a way, because I knew in 2013, the equipment wasn't the best. I was quite at ease because I was outperforming my teammates quite drastically and then I guess also equally at Williams in 2019. I knew that we didn't have a car that was even close to being able to score points. So maybe one way I could have been a one tenth behind my optimal. You don't really recognize that. You don't really know that. But when you're really in the thick of it and fighting for it. And that one tenth of missing. That's where it becomes really difficult. And that was me to be honest during the 2015 F three season. I was teammates with Antonio giovinazzi, who was in his third year of former three. He was one of the favorites to win the championship. And for the first half of the year, I was a tenth and a half, two times behind. And I just did not understand why. And that naivety of saying must be car car car as opposed to what can I do to improve to maybe I haven't gone slower as a driver, but I needed to work harder to get more out of the car and my team and the end of the day you are one big package together. And that's where that was probably the killer year for me. That really helped me be years after. You mentioned 15. It was an incredible failed looking at it. I've got the list here. So Felix, Rosenthal won the title from Antonio from your teammate. You're talking like you really, really didn't perform well at all. But then it was in terms of rookies. Charles was fourth, lancet, you self sick, and Alex was 7th. So, I mean, that's a pretty strong field and strong set of results for everyone in that top 7. Did you know the talent around you at that point were you looking at these guys and going these are people I could end up if I can reach F one soaking these guys. You can say no, if not, I think you don't even recognize it during your younger days because, for example, with Charles or even max and ocon, you're racing these guys for all of your carton days. That was just for level. So we knew nothing else. This was just the level. And if you wanted to win, you had to beat these guys. As you went through the ranks, that just felt like that was the level. I guess it's only now, we are in Formula One. We look back. That was quite a grid drive as we were racing against and how we're obviously performing in Formula One today. So, but again, I think even for a number of us, it was tough because we went into a field, I think Felix Rodriguez was in his 5th or 6th season of formula three, Antonio was in his third season of Jay Dennis was there also in his third season. He's a guy who's had so much experience. We were young kids coming in. And we weren't with the top team who was prema were the team to be with. If you're in a primer, you got a good chance of winning. And so I think that was tricky for all of us and if anything, we probably performed worse throughout the mid part of the season because we weren't used to not being able to win every single week. And because we as human kids and trying to understand how to deal with this difficulty for us, they actually hold us back for quite a bit whereas if I went in with a mentality saying right. I am going up against guys who have been here for 6 years, 5 years, four years, who are probably in slightly superior cost to us. Driven actually for me was the man to beat that year for me. He was the best driver of the season, but I don't believe the Carlin car was anywhere close to the performance of the prema car. So I'm going up against the guy who was at the top of his game in a formula.
"george russell" Discussed on Motor Sport Magazine Podcast
"From motor sport, a podcast that explores the major moments in the careers of key Formula One figures, and how they met different forks in the road that led them to where they are today. I'm Chris medlin, and today I'm joined by new Mercedes driver George Russell, to discuss the options that were presented to him as a junior, the contract offer that had Mercedes saying he would never drive for them and the crucial races that led to a seat with Williams and ultimately promotion to a world championship winning team. Even if progress looks easy from the outside, it's never quite as simple as it seems. George thanks so much for joining us at the end of what's been a crazy season. And one when you're about to step up to Mercedes, but we're going to look at the path that has taken you there. And the crucial performances, moments, people that have played a key part in that happening. And the first question really is in an earlier one of these podcasts in this series, Alex Albon says he basically was the talent scout that picked you out for the Intrepid driver program. That he was yeah. So is that true? That is a memory that has passed by on me, but I do recall, so Intrepid driver program was a team manufacturer in go kart in that in between 2010 and 2013 they were the team to be with. And they would do these days an assessment of a load of drivers Alex was their driver at retirement I arrived and you do a bit of an assessment and how do you fair against world champion at the time, Alex album? So maybe he made my career. It's all talk about me helping him give a Williams drive, maybe it all started vice versa. Yeah, you've just repaid the favor. Absolutely. Absolutely. But yeah, he did say that you were tough to shake off so you were a year below him, I think. Yeah, I've been I think actually two years below Alex Alex is two years older than me. He was definitely always at least being one year ahead of me. So until it was our formula three days, we never really raced each other because he was always in the junior category when I was in the mini category. He was in the senior category when I was in the junior category. So I think that's why we were quite good friends as well growing up because we never had that rival rivalry because we were never competing in the same category. Did you have rivalries with other drivers though? Was the only one that would stand out when you first started in karting or even in cards that you like I've got to beat that guy to really impress? I'd say my biggest rivalry go kartin was a guy called Ben who sort of came through the ranks with me and he was my rival from my very first championships I was racing. It was called WTP, which I believe stood for watching the pennies. Which is quite funny. And then into coma cadet and then through to KF three, there was always this bit of a rivalry. And we had quite a few incidents along the way. And then we ended up being teammates in formula three and became good friends. So it's, again, it was interesting how these things turn around and he's actually been doing a lot of simulator work for Mercedes. I'm not even sure I'm allowed to say that, but I'm sure it's fine. We'll find out afterwards that he really, really great guy. And a really great driver. I'm sorry, total ringing. So the deal is off. Now, you mentioned KF three there actually won the European Championship in 2012. And then look like 2013 was a bit of a tougher year kind of what happened there because for a lot of drivers it seems to be largely like momentum builds early on and if you get a stumble for some they don't go much further. So what happened to you? That was a tough year. So I had a couple of different options when I moved up from a junior category into the senior one. So I won the European Championship in KF three in 2011 and 2012. And then in 2013, when I moved to a senior category, it wasn't too sure which route to take in terms of which team to join and I had an offer from a factory team to have a factory drive with Bill motor sport. So it was a manufacturer. And just going through a really tough period at the time, they were the team to be within the Czech categories, the gearbox category. But my KF category, they only had three carts on the grid out of 80 or 90 however many were all of these events and just really struggled. So that was a real learning year for me. And that was probably two seasons I looked back on in my career. 2013 and 2015, which I think really molded me as a driver to learn to deal with not winning and to learn to deal with disappointment. Because up until that moment, I'd had a pretty without trying to sound an hour, we're going to have a pretty flawless junior career. One in everything I raced 2013 was the first year that I didn't win anything. And that was quite a shock to the system. But I guess it taught me to be more resilient and taught me to work hard and look at things from a different angle in a.
"george russell" Discussed on Formula 1 Grid Talk Podcast
"It goes from Probably a podium in a definite top-five finished you barely getting points and wondering what if an it's a shame. Because i think sergio perez drove one of his better races this weekend up until that pitstop a. that he's driven all year and he's gonna be there next year because red bulls run through everybody basically But it's not days like today where it's like. Oh man we really could've gotten more there and it just didn't work out too well But i don't even. I don't really blame chaco in that. Just was an unfortunate circumstance. Timing and everything didn't really work out too. well he was in the same boat as landau So i mean we'll see what happens. Turkey i think is a better circuit for anyway I think some of these racetracks that are coming up in this. Last part of the season sue him and be the car Better so we will see what he responds within this last third of the season In regards to the constructor sham egypt because now that third place points situation is kind of iffy Bs thirty plus points behind a voluntary for third the driver's championship. So now it's really not about during the driver's championship anymore. 'cause i think is the only one that really could get get third anymore in that spot think he was genuine. Look today as far as you mentioned about about snobs. It's not the less ten laps so every could just breezed by the a terrible pitstops in that zoo so lucky for him and like you said yeah it got it got second place. That's a he last year. I think he was going to win that race for a little bit tune. Hamilton breeze by so much better circuit from coming up in two weeks time on the final point score. Today was george russell george russell in the top side. Getting a single point jared. This is getting a big bore. It isn't he's making it often in every week. Almost what is going on. He's dragging that williams into playstation obey especially Mentioned that you got third in qualifying yesterday. As well fed and qualifying any did such a great job at the start of the rice to hold up guys like hamilton. Stroh is who they thought were rising in think united. Unfortunately that's what georgia's rice Took a bit of a downturn because they shattered what strolled in the pits and ended up. Pinquater alien took him out of contention. He did come behind straw walser but then in the end coming back and finishing intense could possibly be More if landau gets a penalty for what we talked about in the pit lane but yeah he's making it a regular habit of this side. It's it's great to say absolutely Shown why deserves up mercedes drive so what. She's consistently scored points affect late to the guy seemed all consistently score points though. Acid boston are in. And i fought. That stroll was going to get some good points today after his after his megastar but it just didn't work out for them they just slowly sleep. The backend even collided with each other as well. It's a little for a time. If jones russula gues- sick place finishes so he was looking like. Who's going to do the the williams would be on the back. Filibuster ma in the constructors is not bad for them. It as it a bit worse because strong has actually picked up some points today but not the salt points. He really wants penalty points on his licence. Iowa ruby has just put in the a the slack group that we have the. He's got a ten second time penalty and two penalty. Points things Pa.
"george russell" Discussed on Formula 1 Grid Talk Podcast
"Joy joins he walls. But yeah really good race for ferrari. I hope they can capitalize on tomorrow. I do think that will struggle to holm's opposition because if hamilton guests don't There's good chance they'll get a decent slipstream down into tune one or two. I think technically tend to now may struggle on is going to probably be thinking of the longest picture but feels Marzano sprayed so we will see. We will see in dade and louis with mentioned him twice already but judge russell you know. It's time for slakes. He said to his team goes onto. Slakes doesn't really set the timing. She alight but then when it mattered most doj russell delivered and you know pay three not even his best lap for the you know not even his best qualifying performance ever but still fantastic one and ahead of both ms eighty. 'cause you're not so a great a great so it's like the father george russell put his williams instead. Place out qualifying Eighties and it's not even his best qualifying phone to the it's like is crazy but Steady wasn't say the time she's like he was still trying to get temperature in ties. He was the first to go out onto the stuff ties. Us really pay the wage trying to get as much he into those ties and that he had the extra lap you know he had that extra up on those ties which put them in a really good window and they put three just shows that the gamble brady eight off because it was a bit of a struggle to get into q three in the first place ciba's But you go to be the you've got to be on the right size muscle Just show that. George russell is mega driver. You know he really. Is you know missile today. i mean it's going to be very difficult for him to stay there to tomorrow. You know when when you have the likes of lewis hamilton Just behind him. And i think he'll he knows that you won't be fighting the good points you know. Russia will think. Is you know. try to take too long straight. But it is very deceptive. The the amount of degrees hoods and how tight it gets not final site to just make it very difficult to follow the cause so if he can stand the points could be another points finish for woodlands to judge russell The amazing job around absolutely and just to go back to what you're saying about how sometimes it can be deceptive to take max zappin was complaining. Jerem practice yesterday that he couldn't pass 'cause adam and considering he's standing at the back that.
Dutch GP Qualifying Report
"Stop taking pole position at the dutch grand prix it to the absolute delight of the sea of oranges the grandstands the red bull driver was until form throughout the day showing absolutely blistering pace and he did not let up. When it came to qualifying he will start alongside title rival hamilton. He came close just under four hundreds of max but he couldn't quite take that pole position. Teammate voucher brought us will be starting p. Three tomorrow ahead of goslett who was on fantastic form once again and secured a p four start. Charlotte cloud will lead an ferrari. Thaad right after pipping teammate. By just one hundredth of a second a strong performance from ferrari especially from the team humanity repack hall assigns call after a big shunt in f. p. Three antonucci of nazi was a standout performer of qualifying securing a piece. Seven any six hundred behind la. Mp five after solid showing from the affirmation driver throughout today's session. Meanwhile there was no can be rocketing on track today. Often news break this morning that he tested positive for cave in nineteen as a result wrote cubit place winding up p eighteen equally. The app came in p. a. m. p. nine with daniel ricardo rounding out the top ten on while the was several standup performances. Today that will also some shocks notably the elimination of sergio perez and sebastian vessel in q. One traffic caused issues for both drivers with such a missing the kochav seven hundreds behind sonoda on winding up sixteen. Sebastian vessel found himself stuck behind the house. 'cause of nikki to massive pain and makes you mce forcing best to abort his flying lap. The hospital was summoned to the stuarts. But knife i've action was taken off the stewards deemed. It was not unnecessary. Impeding with vessel reportedly also explaining to the students that were just too many calls in one place. We had to red flags in the session. Both as a result of incidents involving the williams drivers fastly in q. To george russell suffered from snack of either. Stay on the entry into the final corner ending up in the barrios. The red flag was bored out but he was able to get the car back to the pits but with sadly unable to rejoin the session. So ended up eleven.
"george russell" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Now when you're when you're calling a soccer game do you lapse into Like jargon like It seems like when. I'm watching a british announcer Every great passes a lovely bowl. Yes yeah the equalizer. Every once in a while. I'll use like probably i'd probably go too far. I'll say seventy five minutes. Gone guys really. Put himself through the ringer a so. He looks knackered out there. And and that's an expression that only people in england understand. I'm like this. I gone too far like am. I alienated my audience about using a word that no one knows what that means specifically though do you do lovely ball for a great yes. I've i've used lovely all the time. Loveliest great okay. Lovely is a great word to you. You give your top five soccer terms thank yes. Okay during the f. One qualifying race. This saturday the Team principal for williams said that. George russell raced a stonking lap. Stockade don king hell is that me sounds good though. It's good good to it. Sounds bad close to stinking. No but it's not stinking. Stonking all right. I wanna dissect christopher got so mad. He always does because he started to take based off something that he had no influence so annoyance assuming that gavin we're because he was so dominant was win these blowout games and he wasn't oh excuse me for assuming that when somebody's striking everybody out and throwing a no hitter that his team is winning and i just know you as a coach that would never take out your best player what he's dominant and if the game was in hand we will know. This one game wasn't right but he's saying became more. Gambling was in hand. They would've have taken the pitcher out earlier to save him because one day ended up losing as they couldn't use gavin weird. That's right you don't know that coaching i thing same thing. They couldn't use him in the semi-final game. Yeah into the ground that person we should be criticizing is the manager. Yeah injury so. I'm not allowed to feel uncomfortable when i see a pitcher striking out. Ninety five percent of the hitters should be impressed. Okay i just want the kid to do. I don't want the kid to do anything. Sit underhand. I want the manager to take him out conditions. But what if like this is the thing that he loves to do. He loves playing baseball. He loves pitching baseball. And this is a curse. It's entirely possible entirely possible. But let's say he loves playing baseball right. Loves pitching sure. Can't take them off the mound because you just he wants wants to keep pitching why. Tv well he's got a whole career ahead of them. I'm surprised a major league signed hinting says his career. This is potentially like a minor league. Maybe getting to mind the the minor leagues. The odds are. He will not be a professional baseball right. This is the height of his career. It's like when i goes play college across. That's it that will be the pinnacle. I right at gavin. Throw it a little slower gavin. Come on let him hit it. Don't enjoy potentially the pinnacle of your life. He's enjoying soft. Come on look adults these days. They're so soft. Lawn wants a participation trophy. If a college scou- something wrong with this generation or two This general care too much about feelings if a college scout is watching the little league world series. He doesn't need to see this kid. Strike out one hundred and forty batters. He can watch him for one inning and understand how much talent he has. There's no need to drive this kid's arm into the ground by over pitching them. That's all i'm saying back in my day and eleven year old could strike out twenty batters and we'd call him a hero and villain. We actually did it with the trouble. Connecticut pitcher talk about this. So he's so dominant right but his team's barely winning. What if there was some point shaving going on in that game and he had to keep a main because the coach was suspecting some of his hitters weren't doing their part because they may have had some of their you know milk money on the line. Thank i love how my dad has. You gotta limited pitches. They do in the literally world series. There is a limit on the pitches he can throw any grant. How many crews. maybe you're.
"george russell" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
"It's not to come up with a rule specifically for what happens if it rains twelve hours in belgium mike in some as well by the way in august and it should be dry and let it be very clear and the regulations when they get an update. Saying monday monday it's gone it's a fallacy dreamt all along everyone. Might it up the monday grumpy. Unless it's like a bank holiday on this plan for the month. The prospect of monday grown prix is not going to happen. So get it out of your head and stop easing that as as the as the final parachute for any grumpy rising because it's just not happening absolutely right. Let's talk about the result because we should give maximum step in a lewis. Hamilton avenue sherston third pretty predictable championship gap. Now three points. But i do want to talk about george russell because he finished second first party movies korea i for williams in a long while qualified second by the way i mean okay so he finished second because there was a rising but the qualifying second pot is superb work from him and the team in terms of getting him at the right time with the track conditions. Exactly ride to deliver. What was a for brief period of time. Provisional position astronomical is the word that i would use this which is which is a welcome change from the word fast being used for us. Twenty hours absolutely thrashed. If you wanna say the word fast. I for me. This is why actually like the fact that were points. What would it. Because i think for george russell to pull that card to second on the greed second is it surely the i mean that alone is worth for me. The sort of the justification for points being awarded for the quantum quite fast fast. It's never been weaponized in these become freight i'm off sent and fun word and now it's it's as far as i'm concerned fastened Do your research or in the same boat. Yeah so for george to be able to do that and not to mention in the wake with told a wolf said yes. I've made a decision. I've opened up. An email turned off my out of office ed. I've made a call and it was quite telling when george russell pulls that kaffa paid adultery sets are the top ten but yeah truly. I don't want to believe this sort of the the bizarre other whisper going around the dress will end up at mclaren or any. It's mercedes not embezzles diet williams. Quite frankly if he doesn't go there look both mercedes. Qualify there on the white house. She'll lately right. It was a huge performance from him. I enjoyed. I did get a message from drunk. Bogin friend tonight decrying ridiculousness of the event maybe a barometer for the casual fan and the celebrations from george russell. Were a little bit over the top. I don't think sorry. I mean i can understand where he's coming from because they didn't right so i get that but i think that this and he's reaction after scoring points in hungary racists by the way with separated by whole month to score points school buds in. We both caused this weekend. Nick is well scoring some points. really shows first of all. I mean look very happy because his party but how difficult the slug has been with williams and how much it's meant to him to finally be able to deliver something for them even though you look the the team hasn't made much progress over. The course of these created has my progress from the patty low it's now a very competent team albeit still at the back but not. We're not talking like the the progress sorta so when ricardo arrived arguably became the third best team. Sit back danny. But i think that the emotion from george russell really underlying that it has been a real journey fahim. He's debut seasons with the with the sport and particularly with williams sort of starting to get better and and having hoped for the next year. Well absolutely again. There's nothing that's pretty mean. Cry joy the moment in this as in of of williams doing well which which is under new management. You're always concerned. They really bring to the table. And i think i guess with the caliber. People that they that they are bringing in behind the scenes. Obviously they're sort of preparing for the impending loss of driver a for sixty eight. They're in a. They're embellish. Than i thing i have been in. This is not just sort of i guess yes. It is flushing the pan results. Because it's not consistent enough bob. They good little nuggets for for the tame to sort of have tysoe v- some good news for once after some very very blake in dark sort of periods that team so the not out of the woods but we saw this with salva not only a few years ago where they were really in the doldrums and the the now at the stage where under new management under the alfa romeo guys but the added that design. If you know what i mean. So if for williams there they made him to stability as a team to actually exists is is fine and now it's just getting those results in and finally twenty points to them and that's that's that's so many of them in in the constructors championship that's so valuable. But it's also more than just the money as the bank. The the the the the the bursts that gives the rest of that team to sort of keep pushing and capable and just believing in in in themselves. It's it doesn't matter. What upgrades you bring until the car. I genuinely think this team which i think for many. He's culturally has always been a big question. Mark always room isn't innuendo about what it's really like to to bay with into work for but for moments like that galvanize tame and that's just awesome for williams which they so disparately nate. I think i need. This is the great reverse side of the coin about george russell williams and i think you've absolutely nailed it there. Which is that. He's been really valuable to the tame more than just being a very good driver of course and i do. I say this to talk down. Nicholas latifi either. Who i think has gotten better the but imagine williams without george russell in the last three years old standout performances that he did that made you sort of say some of the progress williams's making undoubtedly boyd the williams team as well. I've had a shocking. He's not just in terms of results but is been quite a lot of backroom tumult. We nine we say. Management changes a buyout last year. We that those high box williams. I would be a worse place on and off the track simply because they lack that sort of lightning rod result and i was going to look until it remains now in terms of the drive market..
"george russell" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"If we look at it in terms of the story of the season when you're talking about the likes of alpha mayor williams haas the guys that kind of towards the lower part of the constructors. This could be a game changing for them. The fact that some of the their rivals have been awarded. Even half points could be game changing for the rest of the season which then has massive commercial implications for them in terms of that prize money. So in that instance it does feel a smack of a huge huge justice really is an injustice to them and the hard work they put in butts roseby ruse we. We can't just stop changing although the to change the rules today. I guess i mean false majority when those amazing things where you can just claiming go yet crazies. Atkins dot says we can throw the robot out the window and do it. We want but you know we call it. Just do that just because it doesn't sit well with us so i don't know if it's really complicated. Had we not done it had cancelled there. I mean the the ideal scenario would have been. We turn up tomorrow and we raised smarter. But the problem that we've got is that we've crammed all these races the latter half the season. This is the first round of a triple header. We've got logistics to think about in terms of getting the circus virtues. Envelope full The next weekend's impre can't do it so do we abandon abandon race and then have a bunch of the sack promoters out of pocket because they be forced to refund tickets. all of this stuff starts happening sponsors. Don't get what they've paid for. And they start asking for money back or money on something that so many things apart of flamingo on pre the on just about the racing. And whether you're appearance in your light will autocare about all that stuff at the end of the day. What doesn't run without that. So in its current financial setup in its current financial model. It runs on that so we either have to be understanding that discourage this is a bit crap. Let's threats one side and just hope that we don't have a similar situation again and just get on with it. I think is probably what we're going to have to do. But i do think that needs to be a discussion after all of this as to whether the rules do need to be looked and whether we need to be looking at the probably had if we said i saw a few opinions on twitter in terms of well maybe what we need to look at is that it's not just three laps completed. Its three laps completed or two laps completed without the safety car. So the lead car essentially access safety cau- but at least then we've got racing in inverted commas problem with that today. Was it the visibility so bad the safety was so bad that the f. I would have been massively criticized for putting drivers at risk pre danger. They've been criticized as entire weekend for safety. There's no way that they'd have they'd have seen that through so as with so many of these events where we get these strange occurrences it makes it reflects and think about actually these rules. Correct do we need to tweet them. Do we need to change them. But i mean the fact is is that this is very unlikely will ever see anything like this again. So do we want to jump the gun on something. That is so bizarre. It's always worth a bit of a fair reflection. But i think fundamentally we got because then be the rose now. There is one big joe by opening at that. We're waiting to hear about who race next news. How much in twenty twenty two will they keep our tasks a will. George russell gave the job with wates cutting his people five from the eighties. Surely he is too good not to be on the grid next year but there is plenty of competition. There's no shortage of talent.
Belgian Grand Prix: George Russell Takes Second as Max Verstappen on Pole
"Tricky wet qualifying session has ended with max per stop and taking pole. Position ahead of the williams of george russell. Yes you have that right. George russell restarting on the front ray. Tomorrow after an incredible lap the even saw him on provisional pole for a moment on the second very we have lewis hamilton alongside daniel carter who will stop p three and p four respectively but it was the other mclaren that looks set for a strong result today after landed norris top the times in both key. One and q two but then suffered a nasty sean orig- at the beginning of key three thankfully landau is okay but it did bring an abrupt end to a qualifying session. That was looking very very promising for the brit. The changing nature of the weather today prove challenging from the get go with q. One delayed by twelve minutes due to rain and one things did gown to away. The williams drivers led the pack out as the only two drivers running intermediates. Despite a spin by latifi the williams pair proved that the end is why the tie is to have on the rest of the pack switch from full wets off to every drive had completed at least one run several drivers including ricardo alonso and hungarian grand prix winner on while under pressure. At the end of key one ultimately cheer for nazi and sonoda were knocked out in sixteenth and seventeenth respectively while mixture marketic. Eighteenth for house. Kimmy reichen did produce his best right at the end of q. One but that was only good enough for nineteen and ahead of nikita as a pin at the railroad. The filled
"george russell" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Like you're saying. I missed the peak of fernando alonzo when he was one of the best drivers in the world and now seeing him come back from a couple of years away and seeing like that battle with hamilton. Just recently you gotta put some respect on the guy's name just like chris. Paul taken a team to the finals. But you're one hundred right easy theme famously difficult teammate. Which is another thing. That many civil like chris fall heavy d. A lot of people come claims to love driving them but there are a lot of guys that have not not yet that sentiment. Well okon should love it. He got a win and got his first career win. Thanks to fernando alonzo. Plan that defense. A lot of people are saying. Maybe fernando alonzo was going to be either coli leonard or lou door for the way shutdown hamilton for lyle there but moved on. Who's your george russell compares. He's come up a few times so far on the podcast so for me and this is name is already a you know. Been mentioned by some of y'all listening for me. If you're looking at george you're talking about a guy who's a supreme talent who's gonna define the sport over the next decade a person who dominated in you know the earlier in his career before he came up to the big leagues but has struggled to realize his potential so far because he hasn't been surrounded by the pieces he needs to really compete for a title for me. George russell is luca. Okay this is i think. I think he'll be luca him. I think they're they're they're greatness will coincide in fact. I think we'll probably see the two of them win. Titles when mvp's competed a very high level as similar types. no lives. While i guess a fear of mavericks fan you're then rooting for george russell. The stay with williams because if he joined Mercedes that'd be like hooking up. Lebron there on the lakers. Nobody would like that. Would that be when people look down upon that. If george russell goes to mercedes is that a thing to people worry about building a super team in formula one. It's just two drivers it no. I don't think anybody. I don't think it's the same culture around it because the the car is so critical to your ability to compete. Nobody blames a driver for trying to put themselves in the best car. I just say it's like you got the the car has to be capable. Put lewis hamilton in a haas. And he's he's not scoring points. It doesn't matter. Right is so challenge back. Yes i think it so. Nobody blames him for being. I'm going to go with and put myself in a position to win all right. I think that's a good one. We got a few more left here. Let's get to him. Why now we're having fun. Who is your mba comparison. First sebastian metal. I wrote down. Chris paul so i know that's not going to be the answer. Oh see for me here. Okay what this is. This is another tricky. One vessel is probably more achieved guy about to say. But you're talking about a guy who's at the end of his career is kinda bouncing around has chilled out a little bit but is hoping for just a little bit more of late career glory but for me the biggest thing about it is that'll has become kind of the godfather to f one. He's the guy that the all the other drivers love that the young drivers look to for guidance that they look to as almost a father figure for me that makes them a lot like carmelo. Anthony who is who is so respected by the other players in the league. I think in the same way that bell is. I think that's really good. Shirley melo would love to have four titles just like metal..
"george russell" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Over doing very very well. I want to jump in we'll talk about formula one right now. Formula One is making a change. They are adding something called Sprint, qualifying, and man. It's going to be using three races this year in 2021. The first of them seem to be in silverston in the UK. That will be July 18th next Sunday. And so here's how about a normal race weekend goes for me, qualifying is on Saturday. The race. The Grand Prix is on Sunday. And qualifying determines the starting grid for Sunday's race the big race on Sunday, you know, this, if you fall from the one at all, and I do not normally watch very much of qualifying. I record it, I record everything in the sports, all they got YouTube TV, it's amazing that unlimited DVR. So I record qualifying and then I watch maybe the last three minutes of Q3 if it's off if it's close like to see who the top ten are for the starting grid. I've also recently been watching a lot of cute too. Like I watch the end of Q2 as well because I want to see if George Russell makes it into Q3 and how it happens. He's usually been like 12 to 11:10 to 8 to night like right at the kind of right at the edge of the top ten. But for the most part, I don't watch qualifying. I watch the end of Q2, sometimes in the end of Q3 sometimes it's just not a draw. But I mean, sometimes in the past I have even just read the results. I mean you can find the list online. Hey, Max was first Louis. Second voucher botas 3rd. June. Find that pretty easily actually, sometimes it's more accurate than watching cuz the guy will get a grid penalty and you won't really find out what the starting grid is till four hours later. So watching qualifying, the traditional qualifying actually is either boring unhelpful or not that interesting and I love racing but that's not really racing. It's just like it's like a time trial..
F1's Austrian Grand Prix Review
"Stopping made it look easy as he crushed red opposition with a win at formula one austrian grand prix ahead of our remorse. Ask amland norris max. Thirty two point lead in the world championship with a third straight victory but his title ribald is how much could only manage for as he battled damage to the rear. His mercedes at the start for stopping was able to clear from fellow front runner landowners who kept sergio perez of behind often safety cau- caused by estimate opened retiring on the restart lap such peres attached norris on the outside at time. Four however perez runway through the gravel which sent him back to ten as the pack rush cost. How much am bought us moved up to third and fourth respectively. The shoe it's would later. Rule lander deserve to five second time penalty announced on the same lap. Hamilton would finally get past the first writing mclaren on lap. Twenty the five second way at the fast round of stops meant that brought us but also get ahead in the pit lane author imagine comfortably in the lead for stopping continued to build his gap at the starts at the second stint which quickly became a considerable advantage as how much began to struggle for reagan as a result of damage sustained to the left. Raritan i'm accepts is of the car. Lewis was being brought in by batas a norris when radio messages indicated mercedes wanted us to stay back from hamilton but mclaren responded by pushing norris close to task however as hamilton struggled with retraction. Mercedes instructed them to invite and bought us. Swept past often is yousef hamilton track. Lewis took another pit stop as he would drop back into position but he couldn't make progress with ten laps to stabbings advantage. Were so great that he had enough time to pit for a second time and the foster slap bonus point target out of sight for the rest behind. Hamilton peres would finish fifth on the track but dropped to sick after penalties for twice forcing charlotte cloud the track. Carla signs was lost. The office waiting until lap forty nine get rid of his hard tires will be allowed pasta plough on track as he had more pace to attack recorded. Who had been running to insects. Ghazni was lead to start running in ninth while fernando alonzo to the final point to deny george russell who had lost several places on the evening lap having started a
Austrian GP Qualifying Report
"Qualifying the australian grand prix gave us a show. Ending with max. Stop with yet another pole position and starting alongside him on the front very smart will be none other than landowners. Who had a fantastic session today. Sergio perez loaded into with the mercedes drivers training in fourth and fifth after they were unable to improve in that final key. Three laps as was the case. In last weekend's grand prix the sap inset poll on his first run in the final part of qualifying norris had been second off the opening runs and held onto take his best career. Qualifying spot peres jumped to third with his final lap which bumped hamilton brought us down as neither driver went faster on my second attempt in q. Three they were followed by the alpha. Towery papier as and yuki sonoda with sebastian vessel. Taking eight but he now faces a post qualifying investigation for appearing to impede fernando alonzo at the end of q. To george russell to ca- sensational ninth for williams in his fescue three appearance for the team. Which a call through to the final part of qualifying for the fast time. Since the twenty eighteen italian grand prix russell had anyone attempting kitri but managed to beat launched. Show to ninth place. An impressively managed to qualify on the medium compounds. The ferrari stayed on the medium ties throughout q two but with knocked out by russia's final effort call signs lead charlotte in eleventh while daniel ricardo was unable to find enough time on his final run and ended up that team.
Styrian Grand Prix Qualifying Report
"Qualifying stereo is done on. Match happened has taken pole position at red booze home race. Stop mustafa alongside luis. How much on the front as voucher brought asked who qualified second. We'll take a free place grid penalty for his pit lane spin yesterday got through to three on medium ties with which they start sunday's race at the end of q. Three the san set to lapse that. We're good enough for power. Ever since one point three eight four one from his fast run that clinched it landing fourth ahead of sergio perez with the jira each to be boosted one spot on the grid buck because of protesters penalty. Meanwhile gasoline with his team. At uky snowed at setting the eight fosters time however he will start the race. Eleven after receiving a penalty for impeding batas. Alpine's fernando alonzo took nine ahead of estimates and drive at launch stroke. He made it into q three despite having his final dropping youtube deleted for attract limits infringement by running wide at the final corner the end of you to george russell ended up eleven and just eight milliseconds from of q. Three appearance full williams after a lunch late improvement knocked the britain out call signs junior lost his best time in q two running to wipe out with the panova corner but he would have been behind russell in any case. One of the disappointments for the session was that of daniel carter who was only thirteen in the second mccower and was estimate alcon. He failed to make out of key one amazon seventeenth to as always. I am joined by alex. Kalinowka orcas sports x. one. Alex how are you doing very well. Thanks yes Yeah an interesting qualifying session for the syrian grand prix in keeping rabou. A hates on home turf but i didn't. I'm not sure if i really expected that. Fb three where lewis hamilton. Suddenly back head and you ever stop and go traffic. And you know it was a bit disruptive but you think things are going to be really close again. And then and i max max Breeding away and hamilton left out that his car just wasn't feeding his good. Use a bit surprised nina. Why but yeah just said. Fb three you saw a neat. Thank you three. And he just knew he wasn't up to it so yeah sets up a pretty good race tomorrow because i think the trend has been the reps fostering qualifying On the mercedes fractionally foster in the
"george russell" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Investment people being appointed. They're going to find that part but that was happening even before dollars in capital from the williams family. Twenty was better things. So how how. Much of a part do you think he's played in. That i think needs to do is take a little bit of step back to what he was like in junior categories because the way that mercedes prepared him for life and on the way that you worked with his f. t. missile very very important with what he's been able to carry forward one. I don't remember the. I think it was like the star twenty eighteen season. Aol t found. George be very very so almost exacting. He wanted perfection and nothing less and they will. You know jacket can so much easier to work with. But come the end of the season. And george is the one. That's of the title by about sixty seventy points and eight. Can i think he finished like p eleven p twelve and championship and the two been very close in. Gp three year before. I think it's just that way. The george works. It's very methodical. And he's nor freight to keep people working harder if he's still thinks there's something on the table You know you go through the paddock late at night on an empty race we can. Because that's that's that's how it would be. And you'd still see the lights on in the air t garrett in people getting through acer and whatnot trying to find final little bit especially on thursday night or friday off qualifying just to see what you can find the race. There were lots of different examples of when george had issues and he was able to come back for the win the title by a margin and he's been able to bring that into williams and having spoken today robson in the past. Some sure that you've spoken to today before as well. Alex de very very happy to have him that because he pushes the team. He doesn't do it in a way. The either that was that fall out in two thousand and nineteen where roquette came into the team and everybody by sliding the car from the media. And whatever george able to give them the rights of persian the rights of ideas and that sort of thing and when he had that mercedes driver us. This is giving me ideas like can take to williams with me as well perfect sort of team driver in that sort of sense indeed. It's a good point. You make about the mercedes drive because he talks about this quite a lot. But he's ebays guys. I now know what an amazing car can do. So i know all these things on reporting to you. I know that i know that they're in. There must be a way to get there. So it's not a real benefit of williams loaned him out because it wasn't wasn't guaranteed that he would have caught secure grumpy driving negotiations. Take place in order to release him to do. That is very unusual situation for for both the teams and but it has times boop benefits for williams. And you know you just able to to see to to explain to them. How karsh being developed. Adding forward into the future is wanting to say to saito listeners. What jake's referring tear out sort of russell's demanding reputation which is very very well as a perfect illustration of you know. Think the second season of netflix's drive to survive where they filmed the williams guys. I guess at the twenty nine hundred british kwame brady. There's a debrief where russell as a rookie is basically tearing into the teen expanding about how. How awful the ho- sensation was presume. Apache session is kinda mentioned. It like it was the race but he probably wouldn't have been. And if i think robson myself just goes okay. Thanks a lot of a of that. Was that was an honest feedback. George which is obviously what he's like in east asia makes really really really good tv and kevin. I think you've you've you've appointed surveys. But i just wanted to say maybe maybe once you've made it. I think you've got you won't need quite like to point out. Williams wasn't there. Seven hundred and fiftieth for one star in one. Let's do that i. It was a think they're they've sent out a list. I sent you a listeners. She folded on which claimed they call that they ran. Ninety seven was a williams fort. Of course it was a march that frank williams had bought and ran under williams reengineering so it counts in terms of the starts for the team. But i think that being a little bit cheeky to try and claim that was a williams car. Think think there be some march receipts. Probably still hanging around with with. Patrick has in frank william somewhere that would suggest otherwise what we talked about before then loss. You've you've throat. You throw the march and the point about being demanding.
"george russell" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"In for for the longer longer. Stints i've also been impressed with the With nicholas tv is obviously goes under the radar. He does get a little bit of a bad rap for being one of this wave of canadian drivers with rich. Stats if you like. But he's incredibly affable. He's continuing to learn an east getting closer and closer to russell when east east not ever going to be grateful to onedrive driver. I think in comparison to his teammate is doing a very good job so they guessing there. It's just that final push to get over the hurdle one get a p nine or a piton or something as just kind of what is needed. Yeah i must admit my not. Not belief is a bit strong but my just my thoughts about george waved slot into twenty and because of the hadn't scored a point not so much that robert we had interning because we won't have that was just a crazy rate. Yeah that's how it happened but this kind of making mistakes in traffic in the is the carrero sensitive in traffic. Seems to be. But there's no other way of checking that really. I'm speaking to derek. Warwick is a big george russell fan. Yeah the chairman of the dodgers on the award. And he's in my ease the stephanie's teammate. And he's doing he's doing everything to expect it. Now you're out. You're then he got the mercedes drive lewis hamilton getting in caves and proved the point not only in terms of level driving our ability to race when mercedes had one of their annual we with forgotten what to do in a pit stops. Boss has had monaci recently. That a shocker. In germany tony ict. I've won one race every year. where they just. They're absent in the picks and they chose the way george in the car but at least gave him the opportunity to then show his racing skills and eight people go. We'll away with butter. So yeah i think in the way that george in your piece addict says that kahn just convinced him yes he was doing a good job because you could see where he's leveled in a front running car. I think it did for everyone else as well. We now know we know for sure. The georgia's these good enough. We just thought he probably was prior to that race. Definitely i think just just on on williams. And the that's of the qualifying race results imbalance and pay imbalanced car. Has i think there's a lot to be said about. What's going on with the tires. Let speaking to the team. They took is remains a sort of pseudoscience in terms of getting ties exactly. Why didn't you saw that in the monaco. Quantum pre lewis hamilton is not office economic audi boss ass and finishing seventh when brought us is finishing second. Just like us is very good. We just know east much better and it didn't come together with the tires and a team as good as aids was not of course massively and amundsen as well and i think there's a lot of that going on with williams. I think the pace of the car still is better but it's not great. I may also being lapped seniors. You have to back off and lose that tire temperature goff lawyer and things a lot really does does not the drivers out of whack in terms of keeping those crucial parameters imply and also remember. It's it's one thing hanging onto an awkward car on fresh tyres for one lap to just absolutely hanging out and stick it somewhere hop on the greatest court and now to try and maintain that during the whole course of erases the tells guiding often will right. i mean we most most famously. This was the arno truly thing. Wasn't it yeah the tutti trained thing but actually really that was just a function of qualifying. The car probably higher than it should and then in falling back into its kind of average pace in the race. And i think there's probably a slightly sort of further back smaller version that going on with we with jordan williams and in obse factor in the fact that it does seem to be unfortunately seems to be a car. That's abyss ero sensitive and in a position where it's always if it's ever gonna get report is going to have to be in that midfield pack so yeah quite quite tricky one but i think. Jbl said they've moved. The team has moved forward a lot in the last two years so that definitely heading in the right direction but they all still nineties to centuries and but very very coast from a in terms of the the average gap across the season. He's really he's not close by alpha's as we saw. Monaco is make where where williams hasn't and you raise an interesting point there about you know russell qualifying the car probably higher than it should be and then coming back to where it should be right. Let let let's touch on that point in in a little while because e that ties in quite importantly with everybody's perception or look superior she say lots of people's perception russell and performance and how good he is. And because what did you make of inch is kind of weird for meter to. I pose the question to he did i get. I do a good job. The russell come across them no on fishing for compliments or anything. But you know some yes. You did a good job. Yeah now i think they might think the thing that makes it. Yeah i think it's one of those cases where you get you get good. Interview makes the article easy to write or you get the hardest ones where the interview for whatever. Reason doesn't go rotten. You kind of have to end up saying you want to say around the serving georgia's just start you said. Espn site the star of the pace. Very children relaxed. And he's just giving some really good answers whether it's talking about where williams are at or lewis hamilton staying in the sports. I'm sure we'll get to that in a minute. Yeah all these quotes really good. you know. Sometimes you struggling. When i'm putting the cover fifth because the cover together for these these features sometimes you can arm really struggling to find one single quote balcony on the cover.
Monaco GP Qualifying Report
"And incredibly close qualifying session in. Monaco comes to an end with charlotte taking pole position and finishing his session in the wall. We knew that we were in for tight battle. After the ferraris top times. Fb to and today. We had a grouping qualifying session. This will seven different teams making indicate. Three charlotte took provisional pole after his fast with a one minute. Ten point three four six around two tenths ahead of max. V sapin without us and call signs behind as the drivers attempts to improve times in the final moments of key. Three shaw made contact with barry at the second part of the swimming pool breaking his front suspension and then ending in the barrio on the exit. The crash brought out the red flags stopping the session and putting a stop to any potential improvements. His closest rival was max and vow chery as a result show held onto the pole position as long as his gearbox does not need replacing which would penalties he was stopped p one tamar alongside max without serie and such a perez lining up on the second row land norris. Npr gasoline by in strong performances in key three managing p five m p six respectively with londonorce zero point two seven four seconds of poll. You may notice. I've not mentioned the current championship lead just yet and that is because it wasn't such a strong day for lewis hamilton who was struggling throughout the session unable to put together quick enough to be in. I shelter poll and instead off to suffering a front left lock up. Interest was three quarters of a second off of showers is time and he was stopped. P. seven tomorrow vegetables stocks. Pa with the second. Red blue sapphire peres p. Nine who run into traffic on his run on the top ten is rounded off tannoudji of nazi insecure. Three for the fast time this season we lost esteban alcon. Donald ricardo launch stroh. Kimera can and george russell in key to on especially disappointing day. Daniel ricardo who have coolest is a race went ahead and absolutely loves driving this track in q. On all of the monarchy's knocked plus robert surprising late financial alonzo. Who will stop p seventy tomorrow. Right behind yuki sonoda nickless. He feet was fortunate enough to have his cover pat in time for qualifying offer his pay three crash and he'll be starting ahead of nikki. Massive pin
459: Spanish GP Qualifying Report
"Qualifying day in spain. And it's an absolutely incredible one hundred pole position for lewis hamilton. An amazing achievement finance another pole position for mercedes. You have grabbed po at this track. Every essence twenty thirteen newest will be joined on the front row by max stopped with three hundred between them whilst battery blocked us and charlotte lock will be lining up behind on the second bar. We didn't see top three improving on their final runs with how much actually don't want at the exit with an ultimate corn by didn't matter as neither the stop an off as managed to improve that times either charlotte did manage to set personal bests in his final lap with alpine of estevan splitting ferraris. M p five and call signs behind impe six daniel. Ricardo bounced back from last weekend's qualifying finishing seven fastest beating saggio perez. Who spun at tom fatty on his last. Run and ricardo also out qualified teammate. Landau norris who came in p. nine. The top ten was rounded out with finanza alonzo and notable absence from keith rate was gasoline who despite looking quick in key. One was eliminated in q two for the first time in twenty twenty one and he will line up p twelve tamara in-between the aston martins launch. Tro and sebastian vessel antonio g. of nazi came. Mp fourteen ahead of mr saturday. George russell mp fifteen who again managed to make out key one and in doing so we saw. The elimination of yuki sonoda was quite the surprise about quite straighted team radio. Finally we had kimmy ryan. Mp seventeen ahead of schumacher nicholas fiamme nikita miles
The History Of Kayfabe
"Earned. Modern professional wrestling began back in the early twentieth century. When carnivals would put on catch wrestling exhibitions this was real wrestling. The competitors were actually wrestling with each other and there would be prize money to the winner. The wrestlers would often competing against locals. Who would win a prize. If they could defeat the carnival strongman so they really did have to know how to wrestle and fight. Unfortunately many of the competitive matches were really boring the bouts rough and nothing more than wrestling holds. Which could last for over an hour watching grown men grab each other for. That long really wasn't that entertaining. The whole point of carnival wrestling wasn't terrestrial it was to make money. Eventually the promoters figure out they could sell more tickets if they made the matches more interesting and that is how started the word k. Fame but self comes from kearney. Talk which is a pig. Latin type of language which was spoken by carnival workers k. Fehb just means fake. As the carnivals began predetermining the winners of fights it was a shortstop to adopting the tropes which were used in all good dramas good versus evil heroic comebacks treachery and betrayal. All of those became part of professional wrestling in order to put on a better show and sell tickets. However at no point did they ever say that the performance was predetermined people had to think they were watching illegitimate competition. So a bad guy and a good guy couldn't be seen together before or after a show the head to commit to their characters all the time. This is the primary difference that separates k. fehb from acting actors perform role and. Everyone knows that they're watching performance in k. Fehb the performer is living the role even when they're not performing and they're trying to convince the audience that israel for decades keeping cafe was the single biggest rule in professional wrestling. It was the wrestling equivalent to magicians not. Divulging the secrets. The primary care mechanism was having baby faces which were the good guys in heels which were the bad guys. The bad guys had to be bad guys all the time. If they were asked for autographs by fans at an airport they would often refuse to sign an insult. The fans just to keep k fehb when wrestlers travelled between cities heels and faces would often have to travel in separate cars and stay in different rooms. Just to keep k fehb. They would even have different locker rooms backstage. Occasionally they would screw up. Wrestlers would get in big trouble if they broke k. Fehb in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven. The iron sheik. Who was a heel was traveling with. Hacksaw jim duggan. Who has a face. They were both pulled over and arrested for possession of marijuana and cocaine when the arrests made the news to cause controversy. Because these two guys were supposed to be enemies yet. They were traveling with each other on rare occasions. A wrestler may go off script and try to really injure another performer. Any sort of predetermined match or storyline is called a work in wrestling circles. And something which is real or off script is called a shoot in two thousand and four for example. The wwe was running a reality show where the contestants compete to become professional wrestlers. One of the contestants was daniel putter. Who is a real life. Mma fighter on an episode of monday night raw wrestler. Kurt angle issued a challenge for one of the contestants to come out and fight him. According to the script putter was supposed to come out and quickly lose however he decided to actually fight for real on live. Tv when angle wasn't expecting it. Putter tried to put england submission hold instead of losing however kurt angle is a real life olympic gold medalist in amateur wrestling and would have none of it. Technically fehb died in professional wrestling in nineteen eighty nine. When vince mcmahon the owner of the then. Wwf testified before the new jersey state legislature that wrestling was scripted in the matches predetermined this was done in order to avoid being taxed and regulated. Like a real sport today in professional wrestling cave is pretty much dead the. Wwe hosts our own documentaries where wrestlers talked out of character and will often break cafe within their own shows however as cafe has died in professional wrestling it seemingly has taken off in other parts of our culture one of the best examples would be mohammed ali yes that mohammed ali to be sure. All of his boxing matches were real and he was one of the greatest boxers in history however the persona. he created of the arrogant loud rhyming. Fighter was total k. fehb he recalled in a nineteen sixty nine associated press interview about a chance encounter with professional wrestler gorgeous george in nineteen sixty one in las vegas. He said quote. I got it from seeing gorgeous. George russell in las vegas. I saw his aides spraying deodorant and opponents corner to contain the smell. I also saw thirteen thousand full seats. I talked with gorgeous for about five minutes after the match and started being a big mouth and a brighter. He told me people would come to see me. Get beat others would come to see me. When i'd get coming and going and quote alley began creating poems about how pretty was and how ugly. His opponents were his interviews with sportscasters. Like howard cosell. Legendary gorgeous georgia's prediction was absolutely true. Love him or hate him. You couldn't ignore. mohammed. Ali