Definitely, George Russell is a vastly proficient driver and his star remains to be rising. On an fascinating be aware, the younger Briton has been incomes comparisons to F1 veteran Kimi Raikkonen. The truth is, the comparisons got here from none apart from Williams F1 crew boss, Jost Capito.
He stated, “I see a variety of Raikkonen once I take a look at George. He’s an excellent driver. I believed in Kimi as quickly as I spoke to his managers. It was clear that he can be distinctive. I had this sense from the beginning”.
The German admitted that many anticipated nice issues from Russell, particularly after final yr. To his delight, the younger Briton was in a position to totally meet them. Along with that, Russell acts pretty cool below stress.
How is Capito conversant in Kimi Raikkonen?
Because it seems, Capito used to work for Sauber again in 2001 when Raikkonen made his debut. The Finn made an enormous impression in his debut yr and completed tenth within the driver’s championship.
Along with that, he additionally had a season-best end of fourth on two events. Since then, the Finnish driver has gone on to race for McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus, again to Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.
System One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku Metropolis Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 4, 2021 Williams’ George Russell in motion throughout observe REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
It’s also value mentioning that Raikkonen managed to win the 2007 F1 world championship for Ferrari. To make issues even higher, it was additionally his first season with the Italian marquee.
Along with that, Kimi Raikkonen nonetheless stays as Ferrari’s final F1 champion in additional than a decade. Now, Raikkonen is a veteran within the sport and races for Alfa Romeo.
Apart from performing as a mentor determine for teammate Antonio Giovinazzi, the 41-year-old helps within the automobile’s improvement. For now, Raikkonen is solely content material with seeing out the rest of the season.
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