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Mercedes tests for Russell 'not a trial' - Wolff

Dec.2 Toto Wolff has played down the significance of a busy forthcoming period for Williams driver George Russell. Already part of the Mercedes development stable, Russell is set to drive the title-winning silver car in the post-race Abu Dhabi test this week. And then he will return a week later for Mercedes' test of the 18-inch 2021 tyres for Pirelli. It might be suggested that Mercedes is trialling Russell, who outqualified his teammate Robert Kubica on every single occasion this year, for a future race seat with the works team. "No, I've told George from the beginning that this is not a trial," Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said in Abu Dhabi. "We already know what he can...
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