George Russell has defined what he has realized from Lewis Hamilton’s “totally different” strategy in F1.
Russell turned the seven-time World Champion’s teammate in 2022 when he changed Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes.
Whereas the season proved to be a troublesome one for the Silver Arrows, Russell has nonetheless taken classes from racing alongside Hamilton, who is understood for pursuing varied actions away from motorsport equivalent to his work in selling variety.
“Lewis is an extremely distinctive character,” Russell informed The Excessive Efficiency Podcast.
“I feel he is extremely inspiring with all of his actions and tasks he has off-circuit.
“While you have a look at drivers from the previous who’re simply pure racing drivers, [who think] ‘I will get up residing and respiratory this sport’, he does issues so in a different way to so many different folks, but has nonetheless had a lot success alongside the best way.”
Russell: Hamilton exhibits there’s not ‘one path to success’
In how Hamilton has taken a distinct path to different profitable F1 drivers, Russell attracts comparisons to how among the world’s finest tennis gamers every strategy the game in their very own approach.
“Once I have a look at [Roger] Federer, [Rafael] Nadal and [Novak] Djokovic, these are three greats of the game,” the Briton mentioned.
“Statistically, they’ve all mainly achieved precisely the identical achievements, but they’ve three completely other ways of taking part in. I am certain they prepare in a different way.
“While you watch them, they appear totally different. While you see them on courtroom, they excel on totally different courts or taking part in fields, but they’re three greats.
“I feel the factor I take away from that, and likewise what I take away from Lewis, is that there isn’t any one path to success. I feel you have to discover your personal path, your personal journey.
“You’ll want to have that self perception that, even when any person goes down a sure path, you have to observe your personal course and you have to do what’s finest for you.”