Russell can challenge Hamilton in 2022 says Capito

Jost Capito thinks departing Williams driver George Russell can give Lewis Hamilton a run for his money at Mercedes next year. With Valtteri Bottas ousted, long-time Mercedes junior Russell, 23, has been called up to become Hamilton’s teammate for 2022 and beyond. “He fits the team very well, is hungry and is the right person to take the next step with Williams.”. When asked if Russell is ready to actually challenge Hamilton next year, Capito answered: “Yes, he is. “I’ve worked with a lot of drivers, but George is really great, also with how he can assemble a team behind him.

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