Mercedes driver George Russell said the team has to be satisfied with their recent results which saw improvements after a difficult start to the season.
The British driver finished the Italian Grand Prix in third place, behind Max Verstappen [winner] and Charles Leclerc. The race finished under Safety Car conditions, which meant drivers weren’t able to fight for better positions at the end.
Speaking after the checkered flag, Russell said that the team has to be satisfied with their results despite their hopes of bringing a victory once again.
“I said on the radio to the team, it doesn’t matter if we’re fast or slow, we keep getting these podiums,” he said.
“We weren’t where we want to be as a team but nonetheless, we can look back on these races with two podiums and a P4, so we have to be satisfied with that.
“We had to do something different to fight with Max [Verstappen] and Charles [Leclerc], but they were too quick for us today.
“I am glad we did something different.”