“I don’t want to relive another 2016”.Toto Wolff it was clear ahead of next season that Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will be in the garage. After five years of cohabitation between the reigning champion and Valtteri Bottas, the Brackley team has decided to offer the great chance to the flagship of the Mercedes academy which boasts an impeccable curriculum and has managed to impress on several occasions at the wheel of the modest Williams.
Mercedes has already lived great tensions in the coexistence between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, with the English driver who on his F1 debut even questioned the leadership in McLaren of a two-time world champion like Fernando Alonso. A dynamic that could be repeated with Hamilton this time in the role of the veteran attacked by the young rampant, George Russell. The current Williams driver does not see major contrasts on the horizon: “I don’t see why there should be any problems beyond a hard and fair fight. In all the minor categories I had to fight against riders who were as fast as me and there were no particular problems for this “, said George Russell as reported by the newspaper racingnews365.com.
The common goal will be develop the Mercedes correctly in a season that will mark a regulatory turning point in F1: “Hamilton and I are at different stages in our respective careers. We have an excellent relationship and we will work together to develop Mercedes ”.
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