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Bernie Ecclestone picks key George Russell weakness; and tips F1’s top prodigy

Bernie Ecclestone has identified a crucial weakness in George Russell. The Mercedes driver earned plaudits in his first year with the team last season by outperforming Lewis Hamilton. But this year he sits eighth in the F1 standings behind both Red Bulls, Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, both Ferraris and Lando Norris. “I can’t make up my mind about him,” ex-F1 boss Ecclestone told the Daily Mail about Russell. “I like him. He is super-talented. “It is a matter of what he is prepared to do to win. He was hoping Carlos Sainz would run out of road [at the Singapore Grand Prix].  “He was pushing very, very hard. I don’t think he thinks his race through, something Lewis does do.”...
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