The moves in Formula 1 for the following season are still very hot, and now it has been Mercedes that has officially announced the British driver, George Russell, will join their ranks for 2022. The current member of the Williams team will arrive to replace the departing Finn, Valtteri Bottas.
Despite the fact that this year of competitions is not over yet, the next campaign has already begun to cook episodes. The Germans remain the contenders for a pair of UK-born drivers.
The 23-year-old Russell has been with Williams since 2019, showing off his talents since his debut in the ring. He already took the podium this year in the controversial race in Belgium where he finished second after just two laps.
The Briton will have the opportunity to share a seat with current world champion, Lewis Hamilton, with whom he has been friends over the years. Even though he had finished at the last places on the grid, he would now have a chance to fight for the top spots.
This isn’t the first time the 23-year-old has stepped into a Mercedes, remembering that in 2020, he was in charge of supplying the coronavirus-stricken Hamilton, where he put in a superb performance as the world’s best competitor. Today though, it finished in ninth place.
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With Kimi Raikkonen retired and Valtteri Bottas arriving at Alfa Romeo, it will be Russell’s chance to prove his worth in Formula 1. Mercedes sees it as the long-term winning project when the world champion decides to retire. from racing.