The Finn was annoyed by Russell’s attitude and he publicly apologized to #77 on Monday afternoon
EIn fact, Gerorge Russell hit Valtteri Bottas on the 34th lap of the race. This is true, and the Mercedes starter didn’t like it at all. The Finn reiterated everything he had done, leaving the wetlands to let him take risks if he wanted to, and warned the young Englishman about the future.
“I will always defend my position from any driver. I really don’t want to lose my seat in the race.Perform normal defense. If necessary, he could have been more aggressive, so I disagree with what Russell said:Valtteri was confirmed in a round of television after the test.
“I have been doing my job, no matter who defends, his performance will be exactly the same.” Bottas defended that he had experienced a terrible game in the rain before that, ranking ninth.
“Obviously, I knew it would be very wet because we walked around in circles,” Bottas admitted. “I also know that it was not a place to go under such bad conditions, but it is still there. He decided to enter there and I am trying to defend myself. I will not walk away and help. Let him test the car. “That’s it,” Said number 77.
As far as Russell was concerned, he admitted that he might be wrong after watching the replay. “When you can observe everything and view everything in slow motion and everything, and from some camera perspective, everything looks very, very different. One camera perspective makes it look one way, and another A camera angle is like I said, when you do this “you look at these images from behind,” he said.
On Monday afternoon, Russell decided to apologize publicly to Bottas. “When I have time to think about what will happen next, I know I should handle the whole situation better. In the intense emotions of the moment, my emotions will rise, and my situation got better yesterday. I apologize to Valtteri, my team and all those who were disappointed by my actions. That’s not me, I expect more from myself, Williams said: “Because I know that other people also expect me more.”
He added: “I learned some difficult lessons this weekend, so I will become a better driver and a better person. He is now completely focused on Portugal, where I will have the opportunity to show my true identity. .”.
And because Russell belongs to the Mercedes Automobile Academy, the bosses of both drivers have issued serious warnings to the young man, which may affect his future. “This action implies a risk, without considering that the car in front of him is the Mercedes team. All drivers in school should never ignore this global vision. I think he has learned a lot from what happened,” He says. Toto Wolff was cautioned after the test.