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Russell to replace Hamilton at Mercedes for Sakhir Grand Prix

Williams driver George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for the Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-time world champion tested positive for COVID-19. Russell is part of the Mercedes driver academy and a deal was struck between the two teams overnight for him to race in Sakhir, with the option for it to be extended for a further round if Hamilton cannot return in time for Abu Dhabi. “First and foremost, I wish to thank our loyal partners at Williams for their collaboration and open-mindedness in making it possible for George to race for Mercedes this weekend,” said Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff. “The conversations with the team at Williams were positive and...
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