Hamilton, Russell Express Gratitude to Mercedes Factory Staff

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell visited Mercedes’ factories to express their gratitude to the staff, with Hamilton stating his belief that they will be back on top despite not winning a Grand Prix for two years, and Russell acknowledging the hard work and commitment of the team throughout the season.

Highlights

‣ Lewis Hamilton and George Russell visited the Mercedes’ factories in Brackley and Brixworth to express their gratitude to the staff.
‣ Over 1,000 people work daily to improve the Mercedes’ car, a fact acknowledged and appreciated by the drivers.
‣ Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, has not won a Grand Prix for two years but expressed his belief in the team’s ability to return to the top.
‣ Russell, although not physically present at the factory, also expressed his gratitude and excitement for the upcoming season.


Lewis Hamilton recently made a trip to Mercedes’ factories in Brackley and Brixworth. The seven-time World Champion took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the staff. George Russell, his fellow driver, also expressed his thanks, albeit virtually.

Hamilton and Russell are the ones who get to drive the car during the weekends. However, they’re well aware that the car’s performance is the result of the hard work of more than 1,000 people. These folks work tirelessly every day to improve the car. The drivers see this and are deeply appreciative.

Hamilton took a moment to thank the Mercedes staff. He said, “I’m encouraged by the progress we made through the year. We were adding performance, not taking steps back. I know we were both pushing so hard to get that second place for you guys. While you can’t all be there at the race weekend, we know you are there in spirit.”

Interestingly, Hamilton hasn’t won a Grand Prix for two years. But he’s not disheartened. “It’s been good to have these two years. We learn about ourselves. I have trust in every single one of you, I 1,000% believe we will be back on top,” Hamilton said.

Russell also had a message for the team. He wasn’t physically present at the factory but wanted to express his gratitude. “I just wanted to send a message, thanking you so much for all of your hard work and commitment throughout this season. I know as a team we’re still not where we want to be, but I felt like finishing the season in Abu Dhabi P2 ahead of the Ferraris was such a morale boost for all of us, really deserved after what was a very turbulent season to say the least and going into next year feeling so excited, so motivated to bridge that gap to the Red Bulls.”

Verstappen, on the other hand, wouldn’t consider taking a GP at another team. He’s firm on this, saying, “Absolutely not, never.”

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