Losing Mercedes seat felt strange says Russell

George Russell says it felt “strange” when he was unable to keep racing for Mercedes in Lewis Hamilton’s place after his near-win in Bahrain. The 22-year-old Mercedes junior was called up at short notice when Hamilton tested positive for covid-19 – but had to return to his back-of-the-grid Williams cockpit a week later. “Before the Bahrain weekend, I really wanted to be able to contest the two races for Mercedes. For 2021, Williams has appointed a new team CEO – former Volkswagen and McLaren chief Jost Capito. He told the Alte Schule podcast: “With the new team ownership, Williams has an opportunity to restructure.

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