Russell on being a Merc’d man
“I can only learn from Lewis and it can only be beneficial in the long run.
“Equally, I think now is the best time to have this opportunity to go up alongside him because we are starting from fresh.
“We have completely new cars. Last year was constant evolution whereas now it’s a complete fresh start and a good opportunity.
“With my experiences last year disappointments, crashes, missing out on points, scoring points I now feel more complete.
“Over the last six years, I have outperformed my team-mates.
“But I’ve got to be realistic. Suddenly now I need to change my thought process but I feel stronger to be able to deal with that than I would’ve been a year ago.”