Formula 1 | Rosberg warns Russell: Hamilton hates being hit by a teammate

George Russell, also known as “Mr. Consistency”, has had a more than successful start to the season in Mercedes F1, constantly finishing in the top five this year. He also has 3 podiums and above all 111 points, 34 more than his teammate and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Former member Nico Rosberg is closely following the internal situation of the German team. He greets Russell’s outstanding performances, but warns him: Hamilton is not the type who likes a teammate to catch him.

“George has done an excellent job, even phenomenal if you consider that the car is very difficult to drive. To be so consistent, to drive too, not to make the slightest mistake, to always get the most out of it. of the car, it was great. “ said the 2016 world champion.

“On Saturday in Canada, we could have said ‘okay, be careful, get us another 4th or 5th place in the standings’, but no. He said, ‘I’ll get the slicks, just me.’ It’s really amazing. “

“Lewis is driving at his best. This season he has had incredible bad luck with all these things that have happened to him. This time he had a normal weekend and got a more regular result, but just as impressive.”

“This pair of drivers is so strong that it’s amazing, but make no mistake: Lewis passionately hates being hit by a teammate, so he’s going to be super motivated and pushing hard internally.”

“In the race, the Mercedes car was very decent. I liked the way George overtook from the start, overtaking one car after another on the fork.

“I think they’re moving forward, but there’s still room to catch up with Red Bull and Ferrari. They won’t be able to beat Silverstone, they’re still too far away.”

Verstappen dominates, Sainz does not have the level of a world champion

Nico Rosberg also celebrated the new victory of Max Verstappen, who dominated the weekend in Montreal and offered good resistance to Carlos Sainz at the end of the Grand Prix.

“Max has just had some really great races, he has so much confidence and he is driving at an incredible level.

“It led to perfection despite the difficult circumstances of the classification, and the pressure exerted by Sainz should not be underestimated.”

“It’s a horrible feeling inside the car. You did everything perfectly, but because of a safety car, all of a sudden you have a Ferrari that takes advantage of the triple zone of the DRS to put a lot of pressure.”

“If you make the slightest mistake, it will happen, but Max handled the situation perfectly.”

“Sainz is a good driver for Ferrari, but he still doesn’t have what it takes to become world champion. In terms of performance, Charles Leclerc has surpassed him in every race this year.”

“He still has a lot to improve on and that’s a bit of a surprise after last season. Of course, the car is completely different, so maybe he needs more time to figure it all out.”

Alonso continues to drive at an incredible level

The 2016 world champion also paid tribute to Fernando Alonso, who was ranked in the front row for the first time in more than a decade this weekend in Canada. And the German claims that the Alpine F1 driver is more than ever in his place in the premier class.

“Right now I’m a big fan of Alonso. We all know that in skills and abilities he is one of the best of all time.”

“Sometimes he lacked that social skill, he often struggled when he was in the top teams with the first cars. They really didn’t want him anymore because of the bridges that burned down in the past.

“This may have been one of his weaknesses in getting better results, but in terms of talent he’s one of the best in history or he’s close.”

“It’s great for him to still be able to drive at that level. I was disgusted with him in Canada, I wanted him to be able to get on the podium. I think Alpine made a mistake, they could have stopped in the pits.”

“He drives incredibly well and there shouldn’t even be any discussion about another person’s relay in F1. He totally deserves to be where he is.”

“His riding style is spectacular, he loves fans around the world and he’s a great asset to the Alpine team.”

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