George Russell to sub at Mercedes

With the announcment that Lewis Hamilton will sit out this weekend’s Grand Prix due to his positive covid-19 test result, Mercedes GP has drafted in George Russell to drive alongside Valtteri Bottas at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Russell said, “Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to everybody at Williams for giving me this opportunity. I might be wearing a different race suit this weekend, but I’m a Williams driver and I’ll be cheering my team on every step of the way. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said, “First and foremost, I wish to thank our loyal partners at Williams for their collaboration and open-mindedness in making it possible for George to race for Mercedes this weekend.

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