The Williams rookie is just one of the tallest drivers on the F1 grid and has disclosed that after weighing 66kg within his Formula 2 title-winning season this past year,” he’s currently as much as”72, 73kg”.
That is because Russell has had good care of a new, independent minimal driver weight of all 80kg being introduced for its 20-19 season.
Much smaller, lighter drivers have noted the benefits the new rule has received on their diet and fitness, also Russell believes f 1 can go much further after having a positive shift he feels”far healthier” for.
“[I have] a lot more energyand I feel better,” explained Russell. “I’m sure my girlfriend would argue I look better too!
“it’s extremely beneficial in more ways than you. F 1 really had that. The next step is to make the cockpit a normal size together with all cars in the event that you are a driver that is smaller because there is benefits.
“You are able to cram every thing tighter, you need more room to accomplish anything you want. It is possible to bring the radiators at closer. I know in Formula 2 and GP3 [currently Formula 3] they’ve a normal size to meet .
“In the close of the day, you guys [the media] will not notice that it, the fans will not notice it. Nevertheless, it’s going in the ideal direction”
Russell explained that his previous low-fat was”more f-1 reasons” compared to being so light for F2.
“F2 did not need a restriction but I knew when I jumped in the Mercedes past year that basically had been thicker compared to LeWIS or Valtteri I’d be slower on the laptime,” Russell explained. “So, I needed to show what I could do, also I did not want any extra limitations or totally free Cable moment [given away].”