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Hamilton's Covid "not the way I envisioned" landing Mercedes drive - Russell

George Russell has revealed that standing in for the Covid-hit Lewis Hamilton was not the way he imagined he would land his debut drive with Mercedes. The team confirmed on Tuesday that recently crowned seven-time Formula 1 champion Hamilton would miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix around the Outer Track of the Bahrain International Circuit. Article continues under video Mercedes quickly turned to Williams to lure away Russell, a driver the German manufacturer has supported over the years via its junior development programme. Russell now has the ideal opportunity to prove he is worthy of a permanent seat in the future, potentially as early as 2022 once his three-year deal with Williams...
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