George Russell He showed that he has the talent to be in a big team, at least in the next few seasons. Less than a year ago, the British had to replace nothing more and nothing less than Lewis hamilton. The now pilot of Williams Not only was he up to the challenge, but he fought for victory in the Sakhir Grand Prize, where finally Czech Pérez took first place. From there, the rumors of arrival to Mercedes, replacing Bottas, were the order of the day.
Russell has been an official Mercedes driver for a few years. Before his arrival in Williams, the Briton was a test and reserve driver for the German brand, and Mercedes is the one who manages all its sporting aspect. That is why, if they wish, the Germans can fire one of their drivers and immediately put Russell in his car, something that the driver will not reject in any way.
In the last hours, Russell spoke openly about the possibility of reaching the champion team of the Formula 1 and not only did he wish that this contract could be fulfilled, but he already began to play with the chances that Valtteri Bottas is no longer on the team. Russell did not speak at any time about the fact that Bottas remains in the team and has already assured that he wants to be Hamilton’s teammate next year.
“Mercedes manages me and they want the best for my career. But they only want the best for me. And if you think I deserve the opportunity, there it will be. If they don’t think I deserve it, then they’ll find me a seat somewhere where I can develop further. But I feel that I am ready to fight for world championships and fight for victories, “said Russell, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.
On the other hand, the Williams driver began to pressure Mercedes, setting a deadline for the announcement or not of his arrival to the German team: the summer break (August). “I think we all want him to make up his mind anyway before the holidays. It is the best for everyone. I think that race in Bahrain gave me a unique opportunity to show my talent and power, ”Russell pressed.
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