Optimism for George Russell and Mercedes after qualifying in Jeddah

Could the Mercedes comeback be upon us?

There is at least some renewed optimism around the Silver Arrows ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after George Russell and Lewis Hamilton both qualified in the top ten for Sunday’s Grand Prix. With Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc facing a ten-place grid penalty, Russell will roll off the line in third, with Hamilton in seventh.

While not the drastic improvement many Mercedes fans were hoping for, after a tough season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, there seems to be more optimism around the team following Saturday’s qualifying session at Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

“We have exceeded the potential and our own expectations to be ahead

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