Lewis Hamilton didn’t give Mercedes F1 pal George Russell ‘same courtesy’ during overtake at Mexico GP, says Brundle

EX-FORMULA One driver Martin Brundle says Lewis Hamilton didn’t give Mercedes team-mate George Russell the “same courtesy” during their opening-lap battle at the Mexico Grand Prix. Russell afforded seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton room through Turns 1 and 2, only to be pushed out wide through Turn 3. Hamilton then powered onto the back straight while Merc team-mate Russell was left dealing with the threat of home racer Sergio Perez. Russell said after the race that if it was anyone other than Hamilton, he’d have got his elbows out more – but Brundle says Hamilton didn’t show the same courtesy. Brundle highlighted the three on the podium this year finished in the same order in 2021. “In fact, the top three finishers of Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez were identical to last year with very similar and unexciting gaps.

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