British Williams pilot George Russell could partner Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes in 2021.
As the media reports referring to its source in the German team, the management of “Mercedes” is losing hope in its co-pilot Valtteri Bottas, who shows not the best results on the champion car.
– After the race in Portugal, there was some excitement at the command plant because of Valtteri Bottas, – said the anonymous engineer of the team. – He’s not doing it. This was clear after Russell’s performance in Bahrain 2020.
The favorite in the contention for Valtteri Bottas ‘spot is Williams’ driver George Russell, who impressed with the team last year. Recall that at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, George replaced Lewis, who fell ill with coronavirus, was faster than Valtteri, and had every chance of winning the race, if not for the team’s mistake and a puncture of the wheel. In addition, 23-year-old George Russell is in Mercedes’ youth program.
It is noted that the impetus for these changes was the fierce struggle for the Constructors’ Cup this season because the pace of the Red Bull allows him to compete for victories.