George Russell is keen to learn.Picture: mercedes amg f1

MOTOR SPORT: King’s Lynn-born F1 driver George Russell was left with plenty to ponder after his first pre-season testing session in his new Mercedes W13 car in Spain.

He covered valuable miles and experimented with the car set-up to further understanding of the bouncing issue being experienced by the team with the new generation of car.

“The three days in Barcelona have been incredibly intriguing,” said Russell. “The Ferrari and McLaren look strong and I think we’ve got lots of improvements to make.

“We’re not fully happy with the balance but it is only testing. We have made some important experiments and have a good idea of the direction we need to go in.”