George Russell led teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Dutch Grand Prix FP1, ahead of Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz as Verstappen suffered an early retirement due to transmission issues.
George Russell has lost his "fun" demeanour since joining Mercedes at the beginning of this year according to Lando Norris.
Mercedes' troubles are expected to continue at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this weekend.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has stated that there were no issues with the race stewards following George Russell's illegal overtake on Lewis Hamilton, which he appreciated.
George Russell brought Mercedes back to the top after setting the fastest lap in the second practice of the Miami Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen experienced a catastrophe, managing only an out lap.
George Russell believes that F1 Sprint races should be longer before he can call himself a fan.
Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, knows he has a lot of work ahead of him if he wants to catch Mercedes teammate George Russell, who is currently 21…
George Russell is concerned about how the present porpoising effect, which has plagued the latest generation of Formula One cars, is affecting the health of the drivers.
Mercedes took the lead for the first time this season in the penultimate F1 practice session before the Imola sprint race, with George Russell setting the pace.
Finding answers to Mercedes' porpoising problem, according to George Russell, will assist the team tackle "99 percent" of its problems.