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Russell hopeful Hamilton will regret F1 advice

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Williams Racing‘s George Russell hopes he will make World Champion Lewis Hamilton “regret” the advice he gave him, prior to starting out in Formula 1.

The 22-year-old British racer impressed in his début season with Williams, despite having a difficult season and for the majority of the time finishing at the back of the grid.

Russell, who won back-to-back titles in GP3 and Formula 2 prior to breaking into F1, was given advice by Hamilton about how to get the most from his tyres in F2, something he would later be able to take advantage of in F1.

Speaking at a fan Q&A with Sky Sports, he said: “I had a little bit of advice from Lewis about two years ago when I was racing in F2.

“We were in a debrief and I was struggling a little bit with something and I was talking to some of the engineers and he just gave me a bit of advice from the driving side.

“It was mainly about the tyres, and how to try and get more out of them. I’d say that was a little thing that helped me find that little bit extra, what I was just missing at the start of my F2 career.

He added: “That’s actually pushed forward into F1 as well and has benefitted me as I moved into F1. That little piece of information triggered something in my mind and I think a lot about it and how I can get even more out of it.

“I hope I can make him regret giving me that advice one day!”

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