Mercedes Won't Sign George Russell: Here Is Why
Mercedes F1 Team Won't Sign George Russell
Despite his blistering speed, consistent performance, and immaculate talent, Mercedes F1 team won't sign George Russell as their second driver.
George Russell made his F1 debut with Williams F1 team back in 2019 and since then he has proven his quality as a driver and his skills and abilities to outdrive the car he is given. He also got the chance to cover for Lewis Hamilton back in 2020 in the W11 when the late contracted Covid 19. Despite the short notice and not fitting the car properly he almost out-qualified his more experienced teammate, Valtteri Bottas, by a few hundreds of a second and could have won the 2020 Sakhir GP if it wasn't for the team's pit stops mistakes.
Mercedes just recently renewed Lewis Hamilton's contract for another two years, and they are looking to fill the second seat with the right candidate. The right candidate must be someone who has qualifying speed and race pace also can play second fiddle for the 7-time world champion. Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Mercedes wants a driver that will challenge Hamilton and cause disruption within the team. Russell is a very good candidate but there is concern that he might disrupt the harmony in the Mercedes garage and brings back the Roseberg-Hamilton tensed vibes.
And that's why Valtteri Bottas is the perfect candidate for Mercedes, he has been doing the job Mercedes want from him since they signed him. He has a good qualifying speed and his race pace is not bad. Lewis Hamilton got Bottas covered, he needs to focus on Max and the charging bulls. Why would he accept having a very quick teammate? There is no point!
And that's why George Russell falls short when it comes to joining Mercedes. It's probably best for George to start looking somewhere else if he wants to be in a competitive car next season. What do you think? Let us discuss this in the comments below.