“Russell is an example for all young people. He earned his place in Mercedes through hard work “. So on social networks Lewis Hamilton welcomed George Russell, announced today by Mercedes as official driver starting from 2022 alongside the illustrious compatriot who already boasts seven world titles on the showcase.
Appreciate en Lewis. Looking forward to working alongside you. 👊
– George Russell (@ GeorgeRussell63) September 7, 2021
The 1998-born driver, in his third season in F1 always at the wheel of Williams, responded to the message dedicated to him by his future boxmate: “I appreciate your words Lewis. I can’t wait to work by your side “. The Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto had recently stressed that he believes to have with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz the best pair of drivers on the starting grid in this 2021. This choice by Mercedes for next season will certainly put Toto Wolff and the whole Brackley team in front of him. to the complicated management of an established champion and a young rampant whose ambitions are difficult to keep in check.
In 2007, Lewis Hamilton at his debut in McLaren put Fernando Alonso almost on the corner, fresh off two world titles. The dynamics, however, were slightly different at the time as both were making their McLaren debuts, as well as making their F1 debut in Hamilton’s case. Ron Dennis, then team manager of the Woking team, had a soft spot for Hamilton. In Ferrari, Mattia Binotto was able to closely observe what happened between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel in 2019, when the Monegasque almost immediately overturned the hierarchies established at the beginning of the season. In 2022 the best couple of pilots it seems to be the one formed by Hamilton and Russell. The goodness of the W13, however, will be the decisive aspect for Wolff before eventually thinking about how to manage the two roosters in the chicken coop.
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