'So then I told Lewis, I’m not just fast, I’m George Russell fast’

George Russell held court during the drivers’ parade ahead of this afternoon’s Monaco GP, and by the looks of it the Mercedes charger’s audience was captivated.

Perhaps he was recounting his performance in qualifying on Saturday in which he outpaced his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for the seventh time in eight races.

“And then I looked at Lewis and I told him, ‘I’m not just fast mate, I’m George Russell fast’!”

Or perhaps the Briton was giving a TED Talk: ‘How to Master the Art of Speed and Look Good Doing It".