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Formula 1: Russell changes to Mercedes - Hamilton sends him the first message straight away

2021-09-08T13:15:30.310Z

Valtteri Bottas will leave Mercedes after the season. Who will be the new colleague of Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton? The decision is made: George Russell.



Valtteri Bottas will leave Mercedes after the season.

Who will be the new colleague of Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton?

The decision is made: George Russell.

Brackley - All right at Mercedes *! George Russell becomes Lewis Hamilton's new team-mate. This makes the dream of many Formula 1 fans come true - and of course that of the super talent too. Russell is a Mercedes junior and has long been considered the future driver of the Silver Arrows. Now the vision is becoming a reality and the Williams driver will climb into the cockpit of the reigning constructors' world champion in the coming season. Russell replaces Valtteri Bottas, who in turn changes to Alfa Romeo.

The 23-year-old signed a long-term contract, as Mercedes announced on Tuesday.

“Today is a special day for me, both personally and professionally.

At the same time, it is also a day full of mixed feelings, ”said Russell, who is now also about to say goodbye to the traditional Williams racing team.

There, especially in the past few weeks, he has consistently performed brilliantly.

Russell * is currently in his third season in the premier class.

Formula 1: George Russell changes from Williams to Mercedes

It was a huge step in his career, emphasized the fan favorite.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says of the driver, who is seen by many experts as the future world champion: “So far he has won every racing series in which he has competed, and at Williams he gave a foretaste of what the future holds for him in the Formula 1 * could have ready. "

He also emphasized with a view to the current and highly competitive World Championship, in which Red Bull driver Max Verstappen had once again lain in front of the two Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Bottas: “With the announcement of our plans for the 2022 season, one will fall Load off us, from now on our focus is again entirely on the remaining nine races of the season, in which we will throw everything into the balance in the fight for the two world championships. "

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Formula 1: Russell is a big Hamilton fan - world champion reacts to emotional words

Russell also talks about his future colleague Hamilton in his emotional post on Instagram.

In his opinion, the reigning champion is the “greatest driver of all time”.

He looked up to him when he was a go-kart.

Russell describes Hamilton as a role model “on and off the track”.

And further: "I can only learn from him as a driver and person." Hamilton commented on the contribution with the first official message as a Mercedes colleague: "Welcome to the team."

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Source: merkur

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