In a shocking turn of events at the Abu Dhabi post-season tire testing, fans were left in awe as George Russell rammed the W14 into the wall, with many hailing it as the “best thing he’s done all season.”
The incident occurred during the second day of testing at the Yas Marina Circuit, as Russell took to the track in the Mercedes W14. As he approached a corner, Russell lost control of the car and crashed into the wall, causing significant damage to the car.
While the crash itself was not a cause for celebration, fans were quick to praise Russell for his determination and fearless driving. Many took to social media to express their excitement, with some even calling it the “highlight of the season.”
One fan tweeted, “George Russell just became my new hero. That crash was epic!” Another wrote, “I don’t condone crashing, but that was the most exciting thing I’ve seen all season. Go George!”
Russell, who has been driving for Williams Racing, recently made headlines after filling in for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Despite a highly impressive performance, he was unable to secure a podium finish due to a pit stop error by Mercedes.
The young driver has been the subject of much speculation regarding his future in Formula 1, with many touting him as a potential future world champion. His crash at the tire testing only added fuel to the fire, with fans eagerly anticipating what the future holds for the talented driver.
The incident also sparked discussions about the importance of tire testing and the challenges faced by drivers when pushing the limits of their cars. While the crash may have been a setback for the Mercedes team, it also provided valuable data for the engineers and designers to analyze and improve the car’s performance.
As the post-season testing comes to a close, fans are left eagerly anticipating the start of the new season, with Russell’s crash serving as a thrilling finale to an eventful year in Formula 1.