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Dutch GP gives Mercedes "a lot of confidence" - Russell

George Russell was P2 at Zandvoort for his best result of the season after a challenging season.

George Russell believes Mercedes can take "a lot of confidence" from the Dutch Grand Prix, after secured his best Formula 1 result of the season. Russell made a decision to put for Soft tyres behind a late Valtteri Bottas-inspired Safety Car, dropping down to third behind Max Verstappen. On the restart, leader Lewis Hamilton was mugged by Verstappen who cleared off for the win, with Russell overtaking Hamilton on Lap 64 for P2 - the elder Briton falling away to P4 on old Mediums. "We like to keep it close always," joked Russell in his post-race world feed interview to David Coulthard. "I think as a team today we showed incredible pace, I know the team result wasn't quite what we hoped for. "But this gives us a lot of confidence and a lot of faith moving forward. "I think it's incredible to see three different teams on the podium and we as Mercedes slowly getting closer to that top step, so let's keep on pushing."

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