Russell to accomplice Hamilton in Mercedes F1 workforce subsequent 12 months


9:58 PM | September 07, 2021

British driver within the Method 1 George Russell will be a part of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 workforce subsequent season, the workforce introduced on Tuesday.

“Following Valtteri Bottas’ departure to Alfa Romeo Racing, George Russell will likely be team-mate to Lewis Hamilton from 2022,” Mercedes stated in an announcement.

“It’s official. Subsequent 12 months, I’ll be a Mercedes F1 driver. It is a big day for me and I wish to say an enormous thanks to Williams Racing, Mercedes AMG F1 and everybody who has supported me in attending to the place I’m as we speak. I couldn’t have completed it with out each single certainly one of you,” Russell stated on Twitter.

Mercedes’ Finnish driver Bottas will transfer to Alfa Romeo subsequent season, the Method 1 workforce had stated on Monday.

Williams beforehand signed 23-year-old Russell in 2019 when he made his Method 1 debut.

Within the rain-drenched Belgian Grand Prix in August, Russell took the second spot to make his maiden podium look in F1.

He has entered 51 Grands Prix to this point.

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