George Russell’s brilliant and blunt reply to Mercedes order

George Russell gave an amusingly open response to his race engineer at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix.

Mercedes driver George Russell showcased his wit and determination during a captivating weekend at the Italian Grand Prix. 

Qualifying an impressive fourth on the grid, four places ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, Russell’s performance stood out even more considering he outpaced Sergio Perez, piloting the formidable Red Bull, renowned as the fastest car in Formula 1.

As the race unfolded on Sunday, Russell found himself in a familiar position, defending his position against the relentless Mexican driver, Perez. 

Russell demonstrated unwavering commitment until the 16th lap of the race. 

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However, before this pivotal moment, his race engineer attempted to offer some advice on how to fend off Perez, but Russell’s response was both candid and humorous.

The 25-year-old driver received instructions from his mechanic: “George, we suggest more management at six, turn six.” 

To which Russell, with his characteristic wit, replied, “I don’t know if you can see, but I’ve got a car right up my a***.”

Russell’s day at Monza continued with its share of challenges as he later pitted, voicing his dissatisfaction with the lack of rear grip. 

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Despite these setbacks, he showcased his resilience and skill by clawing his way back to secure a commendable fifth-place finish.

However, the British driver’s weekend took another unexpected turn when he faced a five-second penalty from the race stewards. 

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The penalty was incurred for leaving the track and gaining an advantage at turn two during an incident involving Esteban Ocon.

Russell ultimately finished the result in P5, while Ocon DNF’ed before the end, joining Yuki Tsunoda in ending the Grand Prix early.

Russell’s teammate Lewis Hamilton battled through his own penalty to finish in a respectable P6, almost 20 seconds behind the younger Brit.