Ralf Schumacher has praise for the newly emerging F1 driver George Russell can "bother" Lewis Hamilton after his hot start. The former racer claims that Russell has outmatched Hamilton so far this season and this can hurt Hamilton's ego. Surprisingly, Russell is 23 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton as the latter has had a horrid 2022 campaign so far.
Russell is now a different caliber for Lewis than Bottas was and, above all, he is a consistent caliber. (Russell) kind of outweighs Lewis a little bit in every way. He can just handle it better and that bothers Lewis, I’m pretty sure. That’s clear, he’s an egotist after all, as we all were as racing drivers, and I was as well, I admit that. In any case, I must say, it will bother him. One hundred percent! “He is also someone who picks people up – just like Hamilton too. He makes a likeable and very buddy-like impression in the team.”