Valtteri Bottas or George Russell… Mercedes has already decided

Toto Wolff confirmed that he has already defined who will be Lewis Hamilton's teammate.

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Finished theme. The team Mercedes de F1 you already know who will be the English partner Lewis Hamilton in 2022. But we will have to wait a few days for it to be known if the position remains for the Finn Valtteri Bottas or the British George Russell, actually in Williams.

During the controversial Belgian Grand Prix, Toto wolff, head of the German team, responded with a resounding "Yes" when he was asked if Hamilton's partner had been defined during the break. Obviously, He gave up saying who of the two will keep the seat that the Nordic owns today.

George Russell and Valtteri Bottas“They both deserve to be taken care of in the best possible way because they are both part of the family and we have a high appreciation for them… We just have to manage the situation well with the driver who is not going to be in a Mercedes next year and make sure that have an exciting program and, on the other hand, manage the situation internally ”, Wolff stated.

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In other words, Mercedes will communicate the training for next year once the pilot whose thumb is lowered has his continuity confirmed in the category.

Although in the last hours Bottas shared on his Instagram account some photos that suggest his continuity in the team, Mercedes' position suggests otherwise.

It is that of the two candidates, Russell would already have a guaranteed place in Williams if he did not get the coveted position. While Bottas would be the one who should find where to run. And that would be what Mercedes would be waiting for to make the expected announcement ...


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  1. I think that if such a pilot like Russell goes to Mercedez, it is going to complicate whether or not Hamilton, when they overshadow him you were ...
    In this case Russell will have to disobey the team in the race if he wants to get to something ...

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