George Russell not happy with the Mercedes team performance

Not having a good season, George Russell unable to understand how his Mercedes car dropped from being a contender for pole to not even making Q3 for the Miami Grand Prix. After the free practice on Friday appeared to help through most of their problems. Russell in particular was showing brilliant pace and matching both the Red Bulls and Ferrari.

Russell topped the timesheet with a lap of 1.29.938 with some hope that they would have improved even more on Saturday to challenge at the front. However, FP3 indicated Mercedes had gone backwards on their set up and both Russell and Lewis Hamilton were struggling with the cars qualifying.

“Yesterday we were looking like we were gonna fight for pole and today we qualify P12 which is the worst qualifying of the year,” Russell said. “It doesn’t really make a lot of sense and it’s sort of flip – flopping massively the performance.