In recent days, the 1997 Formula 1 world champion, Jacques Villeneuve, had amazed by declaring that he expected the passage to Mercedes from Lance Stroll for 2022. For the Canadian, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton would be determined to veto George Russell’s entry into the team and ask Toto Wolff to have a profile more similar to that of Valtteri Bottas, on paper more willing to help the team. At Mercedes the mouths remain sewn and probably will be until the official announcement of the driver training for the next championship.
For Ralf Schumacher, former driver active in Formula 1 from 1997 to 2007, the road has already been traced by the leaders of the Anglo-German team: “It is clear that Russell is headed for Mercedes. Lawrence Stroll and Toto Wolff are good friends, but I don’t think they could get to that point. I really don’t think Stroll can have an influence on the Mercedes choice. I think Russell will go there“. Michael’s brother then added: “Toto will try to place Bottas in another team, primarily Alfa Romeo and Williams, but there is also a link with Aston Martin ”.
According to Ralf Schumacher there was a solar clue for Russell’s passage in Mercedes in 2022, or i tire tests on 18 ″ Pirelli on Bottas’ car in Hungary: “It wasn’t a coincidence. For me this is a clear sign“, Highlighted ad Auto Bild.
FP | Stefano Ollanu
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