Hamilton already has a new partner for next season: Russell signs for Mercedes

George Russell, Williams driver

George Russell, Williams driver
George Russell, Williams driver
Williams Racing

The vacancy that Vatteri Bottas has left at Mercedes now has an owner. George Russell will accompany Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes from next year. The Finn’s departure to the Alfa Romeo team has caused the 23-year-old British talent to join the German team.

Russel, who currently occupies the 15th overall in Formula 1 with 13 points, you know what it is to get on the car of the German team, after replace Hamilton at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix after being infected with coronavirus. In said race, the British finished in ninth place after shining in the rankings.

Mercedes makes a sure bet on the future after Russel has raced for three years at Williams, before that, he achieved the championship in GP3 and F2. Toto wolff, boss and owner of the German team, He highlighted that “George has won in all categories, I am sure he will form a great team with Lewis”.

Russel has not been slow to show his joy on social networks. “Am excited and honored to join Mercedes next year, which is a big step in my career, but it also means that I will say goodbye to my teammates and friends at Williams. It has been an honor to work alongside all members of the team and an honor to represent the Williams name in F1”Commented the Briton.

With this signing, Mercedes no longer has to worry about their plans for next season, and they can focus on the last nine races remaining in the championship. In 2022, the German team will have a pair with which they hope to continue competing for the highest positions in the classification.

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