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Russell took Hamilton replacement call in bathroom at 2am

George Russell George Russell has revealed he first heard he would be Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix replacement via a 02:00 phone call from Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff. The Williams driver will compete at this weekend’s race after Hamilton was ruled out due to a positive coronavirus test. Russell beat Mercedes’ reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne to the drive, despite the latter flying out to Bahrain from the Formula E test in Valencia, leaving the Belgian 'hurt'. Williams agreed to release Russell to the drive, in a deal confirmed the day after Hamilton’s test result was revealed. The Williams camp moved quickly to announce reserve driver Jack Aitken as the...
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