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Russell gives verdict on 'upgraded' W15 after testing

Russell gives verdict on 'upgraded' W15 after testing

Russell gives verdict on 'upgraded' W15 after testing

Russell gives verdict on 'upgraded' W15 after testing

George Russell has given his early assessment of the W15 after running in the first day of testing in Bahrain.

Russell took part in both sessions on Wednesday and completed 121 laps in Sakhir, finishing 12th overall – just under three seconds behind pacesetter Max Verstappen.

The Brit endured a difficult season in 2023, achieving just two podium finishes and ending the year eighth in the standings.

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George Russell completed 121 laps in testing on Wednesday
Russell finished the day in 12th place
The Brit endured a difficult season in 2023

Russell encouraged by W15 after first day test

The 26-year-old will be hoping for more consistency in 2024, and he has seen signs of encouragement from his Mercedes machine during testing.

Speaking on the official Mercedes X account, Russell gave his verdict on a busy day in Bahrain.

“Right, first day complete in W15, driving it in anger for the first time,” he said.

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“Definitely feels nicer to drive and really good foundation to build upon, but as we know, it’s not about who has the nicest car to drive, it’s about which car is the quickest on the stopwatch.

“So you know, we learn over the next few days, it’s not going to be until the race weekend where we truly see that the team have done an amazing job to make a lot of changes from last year.

“We’re in a good position and just get through our program in the next two days. “So keep on watching, thanks for the support and see you all soon.”

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