Hamilton holds 2021 teammate trump card

Lewis Hamilton holds “a trump card” when it comes to the identity of his teammate for 2021. That is the view of a respected F1 pundit, amid speculation Valtteri Bottas could be ousted – despite their signed 2021 contracts – by Sakhir GP sensation George Russell. Russell outclassed Hamilton’s regular Mercedes teammate Bottas in Bahrain last Sunday, triggering calls that the team should find a way to make a full-time driver change for 2021. “If Russell drives again this weekend and is even better against Bottas, then that should be the end for Valtteri,” former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher told Sky Deutschland. Similarly, Russell’s profile no longer features the word ‘Williams’, with his profile reading: “George Russell.

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