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George Russell

Russell clarifies three 'uncomfortable' drivers comment

The Mercedes driver had pinpointed three unnamed F1 drivers who 'lacked spacial awareness' in battle.

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George Russell has insisted comments made about being uncomfortable when racing three unnamed drivers in F1 were taken "out of context".

The Mercedes driver suggested a number of his peers were lacking the ability to judge their environments in wheel-to-wheel combat in comparison to the rest of the grid.

“[There are] maybe three drivers on the grid who you wouldn’t feel comfortable going against," Russell was quoted as saying.

“There’s a trust between most of the drivers. I don’t think [they] have the spatial awareness of others."

A cut above the rest

Clarifying his comments when speaking to media, including RacingNews365.com, Russell explained: "It was something taken a little bit out of context when asked how it was racing with Max and if he is less aggressive and whether I enjoy racing with him or not.

"I said I enjoy racing, or more comfortable racing the very best guys in the business, more so than some of the others who don't have the spacial awareness of the greatest ones on the grid.

"Every single driver on this grid is an extremely talented driver and everyone has won in their respective categories on their journey.

"But clearly, there are two or three drivers who are a cut above the rest."

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