George Russell hilariously mocks Ferrari before taking aim at Sergio Perez

Michelle Foster
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc

George Russell has joked about mistaking Carlos Sainz for a “McDonald’s employee” with the Ferrari drivers’ race suits bearing a notable resemblance to the fast-food chain’s uniforms.

Ferrari unveiled a one-off livery for their home race, the Italian Grand Prix, the Scuderia paying tribute to “the company’s racing DNA” and particularly that of the Ferrari 499P Hypercar that won this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

While the SF-23 carried the yellow V stripes across the nose cone and engine cover similar to the Hypercar, the drives’ race suits were red with yellow sleeves.

George Russell’s jab at Ferrari’s Italian GP kit

It was, fans noted on social media, very McDonald’s-esque with Russell joking that it confused him for a moment.

While giving an interview, Carlos Sainz walked behind him along with other members of the Ferrari team, with the Mercedes driver joking: “I thought that was McDonald’s employee for a second.

“Is this live? I hope not.”

Russellfinished the Italian Grand Prix in fifth place, the Briton crossing the line behind the two Red Bulls and the Ferrari teammates.

而马克斯Verstappen赢得了比赛,塞尔吉奥·佩雷斯de it a sixth 1-2 result of this season for Red Bull but had to pass both Ferraris and Russell to get to P2 as he lined up behind them on the grid.

Russell didn’t make it easy for the Mexican driver, frustrating the Red Bull driver for several laps.

“I was surprised how long it took Checo to pass with the superior pace of that car,” he told the media including’s Thomas Maher. recommends

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“They were so fast in the high-speed corners, we saw it yesterday [qualifying], probably a factor into their better tyre degradation than the rest of us. But I was really pleased to hold him off for that long and felt good and confident under braking into Turn 1.

“There’s something satisfying about it when you do manage to hold a car off like that for so long. So I take a small positive in that there was no mistake from my side in those laps but unfortunately, the pace just wasn’t there.”

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