Mercedes Takes Hysterical Social Media Oath Amidst George Russell’s Magnificent F1 Streak

Published 06/20/2022, 12:43 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 22, 2022 Third placed George Russell of Mercedes celebrates with his trophy on the podium after the race REUTERS/Albert Gea

George Russell made his much-awaited move to Mercedes this year. The Briton had spent the last 3 years at Williams, mostly at the back of the grid. While he was with the Grove-based team, Russell was lauded for his qualifying pace.

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He even earned the nickname “Mr.Saturday” due to his performances in qualifying. However, with his move to Mercedes, that nickname changed a little. Russell has been the most reliable driver when it has come to scoring big points and has nine top 5 finishes to his name.

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George Russell’s new nickname backed by Mercedes social media admin

George Russell has been one of the most consistent drivers on the grid this season. The 24-year-old has finished every race this season in the top 5. Along the way, Russell has picked up 3 podiums to his name, in Australia, Spain, and Azerbaijan.

This has prompted many fans to switch his nickname from “Mr. Saturday” to “Mr. Consistency”. The people at Mercedes also agree, with them posting this hilarious meme on their Twitter handle.

The Mercedes admin has promised to repost this same picture every Monday till Russell’s streak of top 5 finishes ends.

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So far his run of nine top 5 finishes has put him P4 in the driver standings with 111 points. In the meantime, Russell will be hoping to continue his fine form in the British GP in 2 weeks’ time.

Fans react to Mercedes’s hilarious post of George Russell

George Russell’s glittering string of finishes has prompted some serious steps to be taken at Mercedes. The team has promised to post a meme of Russell every Monday till his streak of top 5 finishes ends. The fans have been giving their hilarious reactions to this silly promise.

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Some fans warned the admin not to jinx Russell and his string of performances.

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Will Russell be jinxed or not? That will only be known at the end of the British GP in 2 weeks’ time. Russell will be hoping for a strong showing in front of his home crowd.

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Divyansh Priyadarshi

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.

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