Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team confirms George Russell for Sakhir GP
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is delighted to announce that George Russell will race for the team at this weekend's Sakhir GP, replacing Lewis Hamilton who is unable to compete.
George has been released by our partner team Williams Racing in order to join Mercedes this weekend in Bahrain. He becomes just the fifth driver to race for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team since 2010, and the third Briton to represent Mercedes-Benz in F1 after Sir Stirling Moss and Lewis Hamilton.
First and foremost, I wish to thank our loyal partners at Williams for their collaboration and open-mindedness in making it possible for George to race for Mercedes this weekend. The conversations with the team at Williams were positive and pragmatic, and those were the key factors in reaching an agreement, commented Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff.
Dec 03, 2020 at 13:10