Brazilian GP: The First Victory of George Russel

The Formula 1 Brazilian GP (November 12/13) was marked by George Russel first career
victory in F1.

The Mercedes driver secured first place in a race marked by the incident between the two Red
Bull drivers, about which, much has been written.

From the start, the victorious instinct of the British 24-year-old was clear, as, alongside the
seven-time World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, he never gave up fighting for the top places,
race after race.

In a year not very favorable to Mercedes, which didn’t do well in the first half of the 2022
championship and has only recently regained its momentum, George Russel is in the 4th place
of the drivers; ranking, only 25 points away from Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing).

Interlagos showed the Mercedes teams ability to solve problems, even in a scenario it had not
been used to for a long time. In a year that started with serious problems with the
competitiveness of their single-seater, they managed to turn it around and regain the results
their fans have become accustomed to. Will they keep the w13 concept for 2023 or will we
have news soon?

In a less happy plan, we have Ferrari that, given the competitiveness shown at the beginning of
the season, promised to bring the mythical team to the achievements of former times. The
truth is that, between bad luck and some team incompetence, to the disappointment of their
drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, they end the year in decline, with Mercedes ever
closer, in the chase for the 2nd place in the constructors ranking.

With less spotlight than George Russel, we highlight the huge feat of Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
who secured Pole Position for the Interlagos Sprint on Saturday and preceding the race.

The Danish driver, who has had his F1 career marked by some bad luck, proved his ability and
aggressiveness on track. After an unhappy passage through a McClaren in decline and an
unhappy partnership with Renault, it seems to us that he found in Haas his opportunity to
show his abilities, even with the limitations of a small team in a constant fight for survival in a
millionaire F1.

With only one Grand Prix (Abu Dhabi) to go, before the end of the championship, we can wait
for the typical end-of-season news, where a lot can still be written in the history of the worlds
biggest car competition.

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