Russell confirms: future already decided, Verstappen spurs him on
George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing. Dutch Grand Prix, Thursday 2nd September 2021. Zandvoort, Netherlands.

Russell confirms: future already decided, Verstappen spurs him on

That George Russell is one step away from Mercedes is no mystery now, but the almost official confirmation came from the Williams driver himself who spoke about it openly:

As I said, I’m not going to sit here and lie to you. Just before Spa, I was verbally informed where I will be racing in 2022. The truth is that I cannot announce anything, but I am aware of my future “

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Russell therefore knows very well where he will be next year, and consequently also Valtteri Bottas is now aware of his future in 2022, when the new regulatory change comes into effect. Verstappen also teased Lewis Hamilton at the press conference about Russell’s possibility in Mercedes:

If Russell goes to Mercedes he will make life very difficult for Hamilton. He drove the car in Bahrain last year (when Hamilton was absent due to Covid ed), and already from the first lap he was a tough nut to crack. It is normal to expect that with more experience he will go even faster. “

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