Formula 1 star Sebastian Vettel gets brutally honest on George Russell altercation
Former Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel admits that he likes racing against George Russell after their altercation in the U.S. Grand Prix.
The 4-time Formula 1 world champion started off on the back foot for the race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). He was handed engine penalties that sent him to the back of the grid no matter where he qualified. Coincidentally, Williams’ George Russell did the same and both drivers fought tooth and nail in an attempt to fight back into the points.
Vettel succeeded in the end, garnering a single point as he finished 10th on the grid. The Aston Martin driver shares that he enjoyed his squabble with Russell throughout the F1 race.
Via Formula 1:
“I like racing George – it’s not the first time this year – because he seems to be aware of where his car is,” Vettel said. “He’s always fair. Obviously sometimes he had the upper hand; this time I had the upper hand, so that was good fun, I enjoyed that.”
It is obvious that Russell continues to outperform his backmarker Williams, but he’ll look to end this amazing year with a bang in the next 5 races. He’ll be ready to face his biggest challenge yet, but at the same time, he’ll surely be excited for the opportunity to race in a high-performance car next season in Formula 1.