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Mercedes Plans to Sign George Russell as Valtteri Bottas’ Replacement on a Two-year Deal: Report

Mercedes are reportedly planning to amass the companies of the 23-year-old British Formula 1 driver George Russell on a two-year deal. And if the rumours doing rounds are to be believed then Russell goes to switch Valtteri Bottas after Finn’s poor begin within the 2021 season. Bottas’ need to develop into the 2021 World Champion is all however over as he sits behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

To make issues worse for Bottas, now he’s additionally behind McLaren’s Lando Norris after three third-place finishes and two retirements.

Now in a brand new improvement Alexey Popov, Russian Formula 1 commentator, has claimed that Russell is shifting to Mercedes and never on the place of seven instances world champion Hamilton. “I will not disclose the source, but there is always a lot of talk in the paddock in Monaco,” Popov advised Match TV, earlier than including, “They advised me that Russell’s transfer to Mercedes for no less than two years, and never in Hamilton’s place, is already virtually executed.”

Russell, who’s at present related to Williams, is positioned on the 17th spot within the F1 standing and is but to attain some extent regardless of his sensible qualifying kind.

Popov additionally speculated that Mercedes and Williams might plan a direct swap between Bottas and Russell. Bottas has additionally represented Williams previously from 2013 to 2016. After becoming a member of Mercedes, the 31-year-old has gained 9 races – three in 2017, 4 in 2019, and two in 2020.

Bottas is at present positioned on the fourth spot within the F1 desk after his disastrous pits cease on the final weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Despite all of the speculations concerning Bottas’ future, Toto Wolff, the person with the facility to determine the driving force’s future, heaped praises on the 31-year-old for his preventing spirit final week.

Tags: Valtteri Bottas, F1, Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell

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