Wolff hints at 2021 race seat for Russell

Toto Wolff is no longer ruling out a sensational driver lineup change for Mercedes in 2021. After the Sakhir GP, in which only what Wolff described as a “colossal f***k up” prevented Lewis Hamilton substitute George Russell from winning, huge pressure is now mounting on Valtteri Bottas. At the same time, Wolff admits that Russell’s performance has put Bottas under “immense pressure”. “On one lap he (Bottas) is very close to Lewis,” said Wolff. And so Wolff sensationally admits that, notwithstanding the signed and sealed 2021 contracts, a driver change for next year can no longer be ruled out. “George has a contract with Williams; we have a contract with Valtteri.

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