George Russell to exchange Lewis Hamilton at Sakhir Grand Prix; Method 1 world erupts with pleasure

The long run is now?

With Lewis Hamilton testing constructive for COVID-19 and formally out at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, Mercedes needed to exchange the seven-time world champ with somebody — and who higher than somebody with zero profession Method 1 factors?

Williams’ George Russell is about to take Hamilton’s seat, shocking many, however bringing pleasure to extra.

Whereas Stoffel Vandoorne is the signed reserve driver for Mercedes, requires Russell amongst followers have been exceptionally loud, and never with out motive: As a part of Mercedes’ driver program, Russell is prone to be readied and fitted for a seat inside a Silver Arrow in some unspecified time in the future within the coming years. 

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Russell continues to be trying to find his very first F1 level, and he’ll seemingly not get a greater alternative to complete within the high 10 than he’ll whereas behind the wheel of a Mercedes this weekend. As a driver for Williams racing over the previous two seasons, Russell has knocked on the factors door simply twice, ending 11th within the 2019 German Grand Prix and the 2020 Tuscan GP. 

Russell does have a championship pedigree, with high finishes in Method 2 and GP3 in 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Evidently, fellow F1 drivers and supporters of Russell have been thrilled with the announcement:

Method 2 driver Jack Aitken will fill Williams empty seat this weekend.

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