George Russell pays ultimate tribute to Hamilton in heartwarming post following podium finish

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton seemed extremely relieved at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix after finishing on the podium.

It must be said that for all of Mercedes’ problems, Hamilton has put together some decent performances lately.

There is no denying the fact that a run for an elusive eighth world championship might well be beyond him now, but there has at least been some positive development recently.

With good performances in Baku, Barcelona and most recently Montreal, the entire Mercedes paddock is happy to see Hamilton enjoy his racing again.

While many expected some friction between newcomer George Russell and Hamilton, Russell has shown at many different points that he is more than happy to celebrate his teammate’s success.

In a post made by Russell on Twitter, the young British driver congratulated Hamilton on his efforts.

“Good weekend that! Closer to the front on pace and another podium for the team. Congrats to LH on the P3. Home race up next,” he tweeted.

Russell may not have lit the stage alight this season, but he has still been impressive in his first full season at Mercedes.

Not only has he put in consistent performances on the track, but he has also shown that he is willing to be a good teammate and avoid any friction with the more decorated Hamilton.

Both British drivers will be buoyed by recent developments made and the FIA directive that will give Mercedes more wiggle room as far as eliminating the effects of porpoising.

Can Hamilton find further glory at Silverstone?

Lewis Hamilton. Credit:

With the British Grand Prix just around the corner, Hamilton and Russell will be keen to impress in front of their home supporters.

Hamilton also enjoys a rather plush record at Silverstone and he will hope that the podium finish in Canada could be the start of a comeback this season.

Statistically, Hamilton has won at the British Grand Prix on eight out of fifteen occasions. This is the highest number of wins for a driver at a single venue, tied with Michael Schumacher at the French GP.

With all of Mercedes’ problems and despite the new directive, the ninth win for Hamilton surely looks like an uphill task.

But based on his impressive history at the venue, it may not even be the worst shout.

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