George Russell gave a hilariously brutal response to his race mechanic during the Italian Grand Prix.
The British Mercedes star enjoyed an impressive weekend at Monza, qualifying fourth on the grid, four places ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
That performance was made all the more remarkable as he edged out Sergio Pérez, whose Red Bull is by far the fastest car in Formula 1.
When the race started on Sunday, Russell unsurprisingly had to defend against the Mexican instantly and gave up everything until the 16th lap of the race.
Before that, however, his race engineer tried to offer some advice on how to keep Perez behind, which fell on deaf ears.
His mechanic told the 25-year-old: “George, we suggest more management at six o’clock, at turn six. »
To which Russell replied, “I don’t know if you can see but I have a car right in front of my ass.”
Russell then stopped, complaining of a lack of rear grip, but climbed back to fifth.
However, his weekend was further complicated by a five-second penalty from the race marshals for leaving the track and taking the lead at turn two in a collision with Esteban Ocon.