‘I think we have seen the final changing of the guard’: George Russell is ‘riding the wave’ after replacing Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes’ No 1 driver, says Jacques Villeneuve… as he claims the F1 world champion has been ‘trying not to drown’ this season

Lewis Hamilton trailing behind George Russell in the Formula One standings this season represents a ‘changing of the guard’ at Mercedes, says former world champion Jacques Villeneuve. Team-mate Russell is faring slightly better, nevertheless, with consistent top-five finishes in each Grand Prix meaning he sits 23 points ahead of Hamilton. George Russell is riding the wave, Lewis Hamilton is trying not to drown. ‘He now has to drive like he did in his first two years in Formula 1, which is what Russell is doing now. In the race Russell took the decision: leave me out, maybe a safety car will come – and it paid off. Make the decision for me as you have all the details and I don’t.

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