The soap opera on the renewal of the agreement between Lewis Hamilton y Mercedes now another begins: knowing if both parties will extend their bond to 2022 since the new agreement is only for 2021. In a similar position is Valtteri Bottas, the other driver of the German team. One of the main interested in knowing the outcome of this story is George Russell, who aspires to join the German team next year.
Russell, who for the third year in a row will race for Williams, is one of the pilots sponsored by Mercedes. That allowed him to replace Hamilton himself in the past. Sakhir GP, from which the multiple champion was absent due to coronavirus. His performance on the Black Arrow was admirable: he started second and was the leader for 59 laps, although due to a lack of intelligence in the team he finished 9th.
Although the 23-year-old assured that his goal for 2021 is to do his best in the Grove team, he did not deny that he is very attentive to what happens in Mercedes. So much so that he admitted that in the middle of the year there could be news about your future.
“Right now my head is completely with this team, with Williams. By the middle of the year we should have an idea of how things will go for me. I am concentrating on my work and progressing and then at some point my opportunity will come. But there are no promises for 2022 "Russell admitted.
“It can be argued that 2022 would be the right time for a change, but as I said, it is not for me to decide. If there is an opportunity like the one in Bahrain last year, of course I will seize it with both hands. ", Agregó.
But if there is something that relieves English, it is the words of Toto wolff, responsible for the Mercedes team. "He told me that I am part of the future at Mercedes and I take his words at face value", Assured.