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George Russell, Mercedes-AMG F1 Team, 1st position, celebrates with his team on arrival in Parc Ferme
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How confidence-inducing Mercedes F1 car raises Russell's Silverstone hopes

The shock winner of Formula 1's most recent Grand Prix in Austria, George Russell heads into his home grand prix seeking a first Silverstone podium. Could the improvements Mercedes has made help him achieve that goal?

If Lewis Hamilton has struggled to get the best out of the Mercedes W15, even in its slightly less rapid early form, then George Russell has managed to hit the high notes more often than not. After all, the younger Briton leads the qualifying battle (9-2) and perhaps has shown more willingness to work with the car, even in the more trying races this season.

Now that Mercedes is on the up, Russell reckons that the growing confidence in the car should stand him in good stead for his home grand prix. After all, Silverstone’s array of high and medium-speed corners requires full commitment from a driver; with a well-balanced car underneath them, it can be a much more promising prospect.

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