‘If he beats Lewis his career is made’: Former world champion Jacques Villenueve claims George Russell’s F1 reputation will be given a huge boost if he defeats Hamilton at Mercedes

Jacques Villeneuve claims George Russell will enjoy one of his greatest seasons if he can beat Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. ‘So yes, he was okay with a difficult Mercedes that was bouncing, all that mattered to him was beating Lewis. ‘And also, both of them being British, he beats Lewis that’s it as his career has been made. ‘So that was his only emphasis: what he needed to do to beat Lewis and that’s what he’s been doing.’. ‘So it also takes you being in a car that’s unbeatable without a team-mate. Lewis had Rosberg for a year, and then Rosberg just gave up.

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