Briton was drafted by a German car maker for the Sakhir Grand Prix after regular Lewis Hamilton was attacked by the coronavirus.
Russell was very impressed over the weekend and had a chance to win the race before the failure of the pit stop and the puncture in the second half of the race completely seized his chance.
Russell, who returned to Williams for the season finale in Abu Dhabi, said he had already taught him some important lessons for the future with just one outing to Mercedes.
“I think what I’ve learned the most is that you have to be adaptable,” Russell explained. “The driving style I did at Williams was actually a little hurt at Mercedes.
“So when I went back to Williams and tried to do some of what I did in that Bahrain race, but Williams couldn’t do that, what you have to do is that kind of enhancement for me. I think. Open your mind, you have to adapt whatever the car gives you.
“That means that if a man drives that way in Mercedes, that doesn’t mean he can drive that way in Williams, and vice versa.”
Russell’s powerful show against Mercedes put him in the frame of a full-time race seat for the 2022 team.
Currently, Valtteri Bottas’ contract ends at the end of 2021, and Russell’s own contract with Williams also ends.
Russell knows that nothing can be taken for granted when deciding what Mercedes wants to do. So he has to accept the situation he is in Williams.
When asked what he felt needed in 2021 to secure a Mercedes seat in 2022, Russell said:
“I’m not dissatisfied with the poor performance here and I’m working hard to take Williams further. Mercedes believes in me and gives me a chance, always my I think I had a back.
“Now I’m like my duty to keep the truth and change to something that isn’t the present, not suddenly changing during the next year due to certain circumstances.”
George Russell reveals important lessons from the Mercedes F1 outing
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