George Russell goes on roadtrip with British F1 rival

George Russell claimed P5 at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix, finishing one position ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Alex Albon and George Russell have embarked on a post-Italian Grand Prix road trip, with the duo having shared a photo of themselves in the same car.

The pair have clearly made up from their pre-Italian GP duel, where Russell overtook Albon in a tunnel underneath the circuit.

Albon hoped the Italian police would give the Mercedes driver a slap on the wrist for his illegal move, but instead waved him by after realising who it was.

Given that they are travelling together now in the same car, at least they won’t be overtaking one another.

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“Road trip,” wrote Albon and Russell on a shared Instagram post.

Both drivers finished in the top 10 last Sunday at the ‘Temple of Speed’ but it was Albon who was the happier of the two drivers.

The Williams driver did incredibly well to seal sixth on the grid for the race, ahead of both McLaren drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.

Albon’s race performance was arguably even more impressive than his qualifying display, as he managed to bring his FW44 home in seventh.

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Tyre wear was a real issue for Williams at Monza, yet Albon put on a defensive masterclass to fend off Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri and Alonso.

Hamilton was the only driver who found a way past the Thai star, thanks to having been on softer and fresher tyres.

The seven-time World Champion finished P6, one place behind Russell.

Russell did well to qualify fourth but showed disappointing race pace, which resulted in Sergio Perez finding a way past.

Once the King’s Lynn-born driver was demoted to fifth, he went onto have a lonely race.

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He at least managed to finish ahead of Hamilton across both qualifying and the race, improving his head-to-head record against the 103-time race winner.

Albon and Russell will now start preparing for next weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, the most demanding and draining circuit on the calendar.

Singapore’s immense humidity and heat is a real test for the cars and the drivers, with it typically being the event where the competitors lose the most weight.