George Russell could be the man to stop his own prediction coming true after he declared a victory in Singapore was “definitely” possible.
Russell set tongues wagging early on in the season when he made what seemed a bold claim that Red Bull would win every race this year, something that after Monza looked likely to happen.
But the mood has shifted with Red Bull struggling in Singapore and with both drivers out in Q2, they face a difficult task to keep their streak alive.
George Russell declares Singapore GP victory ‘definitely’ a possibility
Cast your mind back to March and even then, Russell had conceded the title to Red Bull.
“Red Bull have got this championship sewn up,” Russell said on Sunday evening. “I don’t think anyone will be fighting with them this year.”
But it was not just the title admission that got people talking as Russell went one step further by saying a Red Bull 100% season was his “bet.”
“They should win every single race this year, is my bet,” Russell predicted.
14 races down and Red Bull still have a chance to do just that but they face their toughest task yet this weekend as they look to overcome both a poor qualifying performance and an underperforming RB19.
许多司机希望阻止红Bull from making history, it is Goegre Russell and the Ferrari drivers who stand the best chance with the three of those lining up in the top spots in Singapore.
While Lewis Hamilton has struggled to get into a groove with the W14 this weekend, Russell has looked strong and he said a victory was “definitely” possible.
“We can definitely win tomorrow,” Russell told F1.com. “I think the team are putting so much hard work in, we’re making good gains. We know Ferrari are always quick in qualifying, especially on the street tracks.
“Obviously Red Bull are the odd ones out. It’s strange to see why they’re so far off the pace. But nevertheless, even on a normal weekend we would have been top three and in a great place to fight for a podium, now we’re fighting for victory.”