George Russell was enraged after his car tangled up with Valtteri Bottas in Imola. The pair crashed towards the end of the start-finish straight.
After the crash, Russell got out of the car and people saw him walk up towards Bottas. But it became evident that he was not checking up on Bottas, but rather confronting him.
Russell, now in a much more calm and composed mood, revealed in an interview what he exactly said during his adrenaline-packed conversation with Bottas.
“I said, ‘Are you trying to kill us both? You know it’s damp, you know it’s wet and you know I am going 340km/hr. Are you trying to kill us both?'”
From Russell’s perspective, things are understandable as this was an opportunity for him to score a maiden points finish in a Williams car.
“It’s frustrating because he is fighting for P9. He should be competing for Podiums and victories every race. That move is something that you would do if you were fighting for victories.
“And I am frustrated because I feel like if it was another driver, he wouldn’t have reacted like that.”
This could also be a comment on Bottas having a poor race considering that his Mercedes was overtaken by a Williams after almost five years.
But, Russell is open to the idea of resolving the issue.
“We are both grown-ups, we are going to have a chat and talk it out.”
These situations could be a factor in deciding a Mercedes seat in 2022. With just two rounds gone in the 2021 season, things are already heating up.
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