George Russell to Mercedes: The Williams F1 driver discusses the rumours surrounding the British Grand Prix.
George Russell is expected to join Mercedes for the 2022 Formula One season, where he will be paired with Lewis Hamilton.
George Russell is convinced that he will not be named a Mercedes driver for the 2022 Formula One season at this weekend’s British Grand Prix. The 23-year-old might partner Lewis Hamilton and replace Valtteri Bottas for the Silver Arrows.
Hamilton has signed a new contract with Mercedes that will keep him with the team until 2023.
Russell’s contract with Williams expires at the conclusion of the season, but with Bottas failing, he might join the current champions.
As he seeks to become an eight-time champion, Max Verstappen and Red Bull are taking on Hamilton.
Russell, on the other hand, says that no announcement about his move to Mercedes will be made this weekend.
Russell joked on the F1 Nation podcast about his long-term job as a Mercedes junior driver, saying, “I signed with Mercedes five or six years ago, that is 100 percent true.”
“They look after me, as everyone knows.
“However, nothing has been signed or sealed regarding my drive for next year, and nothing will be announced in Silverstone, so I can let you know that.”
Russell also talked about how far Williams has come this season.
Russell stated, “The shift of structure and everything that’s going on at Williams is extremely exciting.”
“Obviously, the squad has ended in last place for the past three years. Next year, I’m very sure that won’t be the case.
“Things have taken a significant turn for the better. Things are beginning to fall into place.
“Jost [Capito, team principal] is doing an amazing job of putting that structure in place for everyone to be more efficient and streamlined, and I believe that every decision taken thus far has been good for the correct reasons.
“I see no reason why Williams can’t fight their way back to the top over the next few years.”
This weekend, the British Grand Prix will be held in front of a large crowd.
Verstappen is 32 points ahead of Hamilton, with Bottas a whopping 90 points behind the Red Bull driver.
He’s in fifth place, behind Lando Norris of McLaren and Sergio Perez of Red Bull.