As elephants go, George Russell isn't a bad looking one, and he doesn't take up pachydermous space. But with six of the season's now-22 races done and dusted it hasn't escaped anyone's notice that the new boy at Mercedes is doing rather well against his esteemed serial world championship-winning teammate.
Some have begun to portray the 37 year-old Lewis Hamilton as a man dispirited by his first difficult car in years. Defeated after Abu Dhabi. And suggested that Mercedes should throw their weight behind their speedy 24-year-old instead.