English continuity confirmed Lewis Hamilton en Mercedes until the end of 2023, the German team must confirm who will be their partner: if the Finn Valtteri Bottas, who has held that position since 2017; or the also british George Russell, which is currently in Williams, but it is sponsored by the German brand.
Everything pointed to the fact that the question was going to be resolved this weekend during the Grand Prix of Great Britain, which will take place in Silverstone. It's more, the mainstream media in the British Isles anticipated that the balance was going to tip in Russell's favor. However, the fledgling pilot ruled out such a possibility.
In the last episode of the podcast F1 Nation Russell was asked if he had signed a contract with Mercedes and he replied: “I signed with Mercedes five or six years ago. That's 100% true… But for next year nothing has been initialed or sealed and nothing will be announced at Silverstone. That's what I can assure you about it. "
Mercedes has sponsored Russell since 2017. In 2019 he joined Williams and last year he replaced Hamilton in the Sakhir GP because the multiple champion could not run for testing positive for coronavirus. In that race he fought for victory and eventually crossed the line in ninth place.