sport news F1: George Russell WILL be named in Mercedes' 2022 line up, but Lewis Hamilton ...

sport news F1: George Russell WILL be named in Mercedes' 2022 line up, but Lewis Hamilton ...
sport news F1: George Russell WILL be named in Mercedes' 2022 line up, but Lewis Hamilton ...
Lewis Hamilton is UPSET by George Russell's impending move to Mercedes... as decision to install fellow Brit goes 'down like a lead balloon' with the seven-time world champion, who is unhappy to lose 'compliant' team-mate Vatterri Bottas Mercedes are set to name British driver George Russell in their team for 2022  Lewis Hamilton is unhappy with the call to replace team-mate Valtterri Bottas  The decision has 'gone down like a lead balloon' as he was content with the Finn He feels Bottas was 'compliant' and not quite quick enough to catch him Russell has impressed in F1 and finished ahead of Hamilton at the Belgian GP

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George Russell is set to be named as a Mercedes driver next year — a decision that has gone down ‘like a lead balloon’ with Lewis Hamilton.

The world champion had hoped to extend his five-season partnership with Valtteri Bottas but team principal Toto Wolff has taken the braver call of handing the hottest seat in motor racing to 23-year-old Russell to form a potentially combustive all-British line-up.

A key piece of the jigsaw fell into place last night with 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, 41, announcing his retirement at the end of the year. That frees up a seat at Alfa Romeo, which Wolff is keen to steer Bottas towards as compensation for his commitment to the Mercedes cause.

Mercedes are set to hand the hottest seat in motor racing to George

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