George Russell is delighted with his podium finish at this Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

Russell took advantage of Max Verstappen’s retirement and finished 3rd in Melbourne, his first podium of 2022. Furthermore, the Briton moved up to P2 in the Drivers’ Championship. After the race, he shared his thoughts about the performance.

“We’ve got to be in it to win it and capitalize from others’ misfortune. And obviously, we got a little bit lucky today, probably twice,” he said.

“There’s so much work going on back at base in Brackley and Brixworth to try get us back to the front. Standing on the podium is special.

“We’re never going to give up. We’ve got to keep on fighting and this weekend we were a long way behind our rivals, but here we are standing on the podium. We’ve got to keep this up while we’re on the back foot and I’m sure we’ll get there after few more races.”

Russell is confident that Mercedes will be able to catch up with Ferrari and Red Bull in the future.

“I think it’s going to take some time until we can fight these boys in red and blue, they look pretty exceptional at the moment. But if anyone can, Mercedes can, so let’s go for it.”

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