The Las Vegas-Abu Dhabi double-header to end the F1 season created some metaphorical and literal headaches within the paddock.
Russell managed just two podiums in 2023, finishing third in Spain and Abu Dhabi.
"But it's Lewis Hamilton!"
As it turns out, not feeling your best really might help you on your way.
The 2023 season was not one for the Mercedes scrapbook...
George Russell's day is over in Abu Dhabi, after the British driver crashed his W15 halfway through the schedule...
Another perfect performance for the dominant Dutchman under the lights in Abu Dhabi.
George Russell starts in the top four in Abu Dhabi while Lewis Hamilton again missed the Q3 cut...
Eddie Jordan has given his verdict on the state of play between Lewis Hamilton and George Russell at Mercedes.
"I thought Lewis's comment at the end was very telling..."
Max Verstappen was involved in two penalty incidents in Las Vegas, one with Charles Leclerc and one with George Russell.
Max Verstappen's only error in judgment in Las Vegas was made during his battle with George Russell, according to a leading pundit...
Not only was there a time penalty for Max Verstappen and George Russell, the FIA gave them a double whammy in Las Vegas.
George Russell was involved in a hefty collision with Max Verstappen in Las Vegas, and offered his opinion on the clash afterward...
George Russell, Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant were the three fastest drivers in FP3.
"We've really nailed down on the direction we want to go."
"Had relatively high expectation into this weekend, and just absolutely no pace at all."
Mercedes called George Russell in to retire from the Brazil GP Lap 59.
George Russell is stumped as to why Mercedes were so poor in Brazil, 12 months on from their sole win in the ground-effect era...
No Brazilian Grand Prix heroics this time around for Mercedes.
Lando Norris could not convert pole into Brazilian Grand Prix sprint victory...
George Russell, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly were all summoned and punished.
"Some teams may find themselves in the same place..."
Mike Elliott's Mercedes departure was announced ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The 'Lewis Hamilton effect' is making all the difference in Mercedes' battle with Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship...
While Lewis Hamilton finished on the podium, George Russell crossed the line in sixth.
"...see if the guy in front gets a warning or a five-second penalty because it benefits you."
"I think that these two have probably had that race situation hundreds of times in their life so they will have known what what to do."
Time penalties aren't harsh enough, says George Russell.