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HAMlLT0N

"If we can unlock the potential of the car" - that's what Russell actually said


Galaxyy_G

Good lord how clickbaity can articles get.


doc_55lk

They know nobody's gonna read the article so they'll try to generate as much attention as possible with just the title and that's 8/10 times enough to get their article spread around.


3xc1t3r

If my aunt had balls she would be my uncle etc...


Colmaldo

Stop...😂


XuloMalacatones

If I can unlock the potential of my legs, I can beat Usain Bolt.


[deleted]

I don’t think the potential of your legs is better than usain bolt’s


XuloMalacatones

How do you know that?


PeregrineDrake

Yeah. I heard Williams feel they can also match Red Bull and Ferrari on pace... If they make the car fast enough.


Accomplished-Gap8064

So,Albon world champion?


YeahPerfectSayHi

I'm rooting for Latifi


Accomplished-Gap8064

I see,a man of true culture you are.


YeahPerfectSayHi

I like to think so man. I have my Lavazza Late with SoyMilk.


HAMlLT0N

Not if Aston match RBR and Ferrari by also unlocking the potential of the car, then its "Lance 22, Lance 23, Lance 24..."


Accomplished-Gap8064

And then Lance Stroll wakes up.


thedavo810

With 3 WDCs


BassTrombone71

"Multi 185 Seb, multi 185..."


Fietsterreur

AlbOne


Ordinary_Text8773

I'm gonna pretend I didn't read that and just go bonkers over the headline


PercussiveRussel

If we keep Red Bull and Ferrari behind, P1


doc_55lk

This is the way.


nahnonameman

True. But still no way they are matching Red Bull or Ferrari.


latestapex

I am almost certain that title is misleading.


brush85

LOL, he did not say that


PeregrineDrake

He used the word "obviously" three times. Is "obviously" Russell's version of "of course"?


3tenthsfaster

Obviously.


Ok_Weakness2578

Of course


bwoah07_gp2

Good answer 😂


eyigit

Blimey.


muchawesomemyron

For sure


BambooShanks

For sure


Aratho

Honestly, sort of


PM_me_British_nudes

For sure


hugoise

Definitely


MatthewCrawley

Indubitably


Un13roken

I dunno man, presumptions like that.... Dangerous.


TBandi

Blimey


Submitten

Am I going crazy or does he never say that. >Regarding where the team's performance might be relative to rivals Red Bull and Ferrari, he said: "I think probably on their pace. I can't see us being ahead of them. >"Especially on Saturday, they definitely seem to have the upper hand in qualifying, I think we're the only team that closes the gap to the front on a Sunday, rather than that gap extending. >"Normally those gaps always extend when you go to the race. And I think that shows a lot of promise for us. Because we are just lacking downforce at the moment. But there is actually a good race car there. And what I just said about closing that gap clearly shows that.


Jreal22

He does have a good point about how normally cars might do well in quali, but then they fall back from the leaders on Sunday, whereas Mercedes have now done this multiple times, where they get out qualified, but end up actually closing the gap on the leaders instead of falling back from them like nearly everyone else. It's something I don't think I've seen much of before, so maybe they're right, the race pace kind of proves the car is difficult to nail down under a few quali laps, but somehow fixes itself over a full race.


sidechain101

How much of that is due to a safety car towards the ending stages of the race though?


Retsko1

Spain is the best example of this, Hamilton just blitzed through the field to finish behind Russell that day, of course they weren't faster than the front runners but they weren't far


darkness_85

I wonder why no one has posted or tweeted a single picture of Mercedes.


WebEcstatic7151

Was wondering the same


Jasonmancer

Just how big of an upgrade they're bringing? Is it gonna shave off a full second?


RakbladsRoy

He litteraly said the opposite on the F1 podcasts he was just on. He expected improvements, but *NOT* To be on the level of Ferrari and redbull


Ragin_Irishman

Should be an easy win for George when hamilton takes out Max on lap one and both ferraris explode.


ocbdare

And checo in the gravel?


Jreal22

That's a given. Or his gearbox explodes and Sainz ends up in the gravel.


anDAVie

I first have to see it to believe it, however I'm definitely up for a three way ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


Tichem91

I dont know how you made that face at the end, but it made the whole comment funny. 😋


anDAVie

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2dank4me3

ಠ_ಠ


Reddevilslover69

Honestly a 4-6 way battle for a win would be peak f1. Especially in cars that can follow closely


SmallBSD

Aren’t we all.


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aarondkiller

Read the article


Cold_Machine9205

If Russell keeps all other drivers behind, he will be 1st.


Voice_Calm

You'll need a decent car for that... Ouch.


Ali623

I mean if you read the article it clearly states the combination of their updates, but more specifically the nature of the circuit which they believe should suit their car (similar to Barcelona).


Bell_Jolly

I expect my mom to marry Jef Bezos


frozenforredt

I’ll believe it when I see it. Hope they have a good weekend.


Diegobyte

Hahahahaahha


TDispa

Where’s my F’ing Hopium


Ezequiell-

And i hope they can only match the williams.


Bruhwaytoodank

That doesn't make sense.


Ezequiell-

I want the merc to be slow...


Exando

Inb4 Mercs matching Williams with Albon 1s per lap faster than Max 😂😂


HighwayPublic539

I think this will be their best race of the year so far but not enough to challenge Red Bull


SJHarrison1992

>"If we can unlock the potential of the car" You are only going to match and not beat?


Vammypoker

If rb and ferrari don't bring any positive updates to the car. That's it, isn't it?


dl064

Quite long odds on a Hamilton or Russell win at the moment, could be a good £10 bet.


Cpt-Dreamer

Really? Will be cool to see but let’s see.


No_Brakes_282

im very sure he did not say that


Kazakh8i

Mercedes really is the new Red Bull/Ferrari. They were behind significantly every other race, I doubt they swing it around after one.


Chase_Blaney

“If Mercedes’ have the fastest car and finish in front of Ferrari and Red Bull, well they have then beaten Ferrari and Red Bull” -Will Buxton (probably)


rustybowow

Such over hype setting up the fans for a huge disappointment


calvins48

Not happening


silverleaf89

Well now....