Despite Mercedes' surprising troubles in the first four rounds of 2022, new recruit Russell has gotten more out of the W13 car than seven-time champion Hamilton.
Russell, who is in his first year as a full-time Mercedes driver, has adjusted well to his new surroundings and is currently fourth in the drivers' standings, 21 points ahead of Ha...
The seven-time World Champion was unable to progress past Q2 and was placed 13th on the grid for the season's first sprint, in which he finished P14.
Mercedes has found itself chasing not only its rivals but also the intricacies and subtleties of its new generation of cars.
Mercedes has been lagging behind Ferrari and Red Bull in the first two rounds of the 2022 Formula One season as it tries to solve the porpoising issue.
Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, admitted his team has their work cut out for them this year after finishing 10th in Saudi Arabia.
Various pundits are tipping Ferrari to be at the top of the 2022 F1 pecking order, with the Scuderia impressing in testing.
The F1 Commission, which included representatives from Formula 1, the FIA, and the teams, met for four hours on Monday.
The 2021 season ended in questionable circumstances on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 22 races after it began.
With seven titles each, Schumacher and Hamilton are tied for first place, but Hamilton could overtake the German legend if he wins the 2022 crown.