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Mercedes cautious not to 'burn' Russell with untimely promotion

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the German outfit will exercise patience with George Russell rather than risk 'burning' its young protégé with an early promotion to a plum seat with the Silver Arrows squad. Wolff revealed recently that Mercedes' choice for the driver that will race alongside Lewis Hamilton next season has come down to just two names: Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon. The decision, expected soon, therefore excludes Williams rookie George Russell who has impressed this season despite being weighed down by the depressed level of performance of the British team. Russell ecstatic after Williams finally 'turn the page' Wolff shines a positive light on Russell but believes the...
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