Enjoying his first season with Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso sat down for an interview with the YouTube channel ‘High Performance,’ the place he spoke about lacking out on celebrating his 2005 world championship championship win in Brazil to the total extent. The admission struck a chord with George Russell, who subsequently admitted to being gutted about not having the ability to get pleasure from his first-ever race in Brazil.
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Russell revealed to Formula One that he didn’t have sufficient time to have a good time the win in Sao Paolo again in 2022, as they’d to fly to Abu Dhabi for the season finale, the identical night time. Russell additional claimed he would by no means make the identical mistake to make sure the prevention of the sensation of lacking out.
“I’d have cherished to have spent the entire night time there in Brazil with all my workforce and have a good time till the solar had risen within the morning. But the practicality of it meant that was simply not doable. So yeah we received’t make that very same mistake twice.”
Alonso had to fly out of Sao Paolo to full the remaining races of his maiden-championship successful season again in 2005. Russell, alternatively, had to fly off to Abu Dhabi for the ultimate race of the season, placing an early halt to their victory celebrations. Given the importance of every race win, each drivers now really feel distraught to haven’t celebrated extra.
Russell’s win was notably outstanding because it stands as Mercedes’ solely race win for the reason that regulation adjustments of 2022 got here into impact. As such, the Briton feels much more dejected to haven’t celebrated when he had the possibility. Not solely did the win deliver remorse to Russell, however it additionally introduced struggles for Mercedes, given they selected to stick to a defective automobile setup for yet one more season.
George Russell win introduced a false sense of hope to the Mercedes camp
Russell and Lewis Hamilton‘s 1-2 end on the 2022 Sao Paolo GP satisfied the workforce’s top-ranking officers that they had been on the fitting path with the event of their automobile and that there was no want to transfer away from the idea of the W13.
As such, Mercedes caught with the idea for the W14, piling on their miseries from 2022 into the 2023 season. However, the workforce knew they had been on the fallacious path instantly after the Bahrain GP, with Toto Wolff admitting they would wish to change the idea of the automobile to keep aggressive.
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But the adjustments got here too little too late, as Red Bull had been already miles forward of them within the competitors. While the Red Bull drivers featured on all however one podium in 2023, the Mercedes drivers had a way more irritating time driving the W14, sharing the rostrum eight instances between them.
Heading into the 2024 season, Mercedes will characteristic a wholly new automobile idea. The workforce is hopeful of being far more aggressive than the final two seasons and hope to be concerned within the title image. At the identical time, they are going to be trying to fend off any problem from Ferrari and McLaren.