What do you want Russell to do in the second slowest car on the grid? The last 2 seasons he had the slowest car on the grid. How much did Alonso light up the sport in those dire McLarens a few years back? Besides, he was given one shot in the Mercedes last year and he damn well took it. He'd have defeated his veteran teammate on his mid-season debut and won a race on his first attempt/opportunity had Mercedes themselves not screwed his race. What more can anyone do really?