Toto Wolff ‘instantly shot down’ suggestions to swap George Russell for Valtteri Bottas for last two F1 races of season

TOTO WOLFF has rejected the offer of taking on George Russell for the final two races of the F1 season, according to reports. Russell, 23, is set to join Mercedes next year with Valtteri Bottas departing for Alfa Romeo. But the Finn still has an important role to play in the race to win the F1 Constructors’ Championship. Russell has also entertained in a number of races this term, and according to The Express it was suggested to Wolff that he should take the Brit on board for the last two races. He told Sky Germany: “The pressure situation is so high and Mercedes and Bottas are a well-rehearsed team.

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