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Leclerc: I'm optimistic Russell can win

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc says he would bet on George Russell winning Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix when the Briton makes his Mercedes debut as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement in the penultimate race of the season. Russell, 22, has yet to score a point in 36 races with struggling Williams but he could go from zero to hero in Bahrain after seven-times world champion Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19. Mercedes have won 13 of the 15 races this season — Hamilton 11 and Valtteri Bottas two — and been on pole position in all but one. “I think he will show how much of a good driver he is this weekend,” said Leclerc when asked what Russell might be capable of achieving. “A...
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