New Mercedes deal for Russell was “never in doubt” – “Always part of the plan”
Mercedes has announced that George Russell will be partnering with Lewis Hamilton as their driver lineup until the end of 2025. Russell, who was promoted from Williams for the 2022 season, replaced Valtteri Bottas. Russell expressed his excitement about the new contract, stating that it was always part of the plan for him to join Mercedes and win the F1 title with them. Despite facing challenges this season, Russell believes that the last half of the season will be exciting. He aims to win a race this season and secure P2 in the championship for the team, with the ultimate goal being next year.