In Great Britain, people are logically already looking forward to the 2022 season in Formula 1. In 2022, both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will be on the grid at Mercedes. A British royal couple that must ensure that Mercedes will remain at the top in the coming years.
Many an F1 expert is convinced that action will be seen at Mercedes next year. The Germans have chosen to sideline Valtteri Bottas and put George Russell in the place of the Finn. The young British talent hopes to beat seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in the future. “All drivers want to win, of course, but I don’t believe Russell will compete against Lewis with the same approach as Nico Rosberg,” said former F1 world champion Damon Hill. Sky Sports.
“Nico saw that there was no other way than to make it a psychological battle with Hamilton and that ultimately worked out well for Rosberg. I don’t think George will handle the situation that way and Mercedes also wants its own way.” “present as well as possible to the outside world so they will manage the situation. I am convinced that Russell can get to Hamilton’s level, but for that he will have to take the next step.”
Hill believes Russell is not at the same level as Hamilton at the moment, but the Briton has experienced throughout his own F1 career that shouldn’t be a problem. “I was good enough to get into Formula 1 and that’s why I got the chance to show myself. When I came up against drivers like Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna, I quickly noticed that I had another I had to take the next step, because you felt that those drivers were of a different level.”
“There’s something magical about what she and Hamilton can do, but I’m convinced Russell has the talent to get to the same level.”