Russell is already 19 points ahead of Hamilton in the championship with the new Mercedes driver enjoying an impressive start. The 24-year-old has been consistent in each of the opening four races, finishing fourth, fifth, third and fourth so far.
He’s managed to beat Hamilton in three consecutive races with the 37-year-old conceding after the race that his chances of winning the championship are already over.
“A weekend to forget for sure,” he said. “I’m out of the championship for sure.
“There’s no question about that. But I’ll still keep working hard as I can and try to somehow pull it back together.”