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Russell ready to "ignore the pain" to fill Hamilton's boots

George Russell has revealed he will be going through the pain barrier this weekend in his attempt to fill the sizeable race boots vacated by Lewis Hamilton. Russell replaces Hamilton for the Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-time champion tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after his victory on Sunday in the Bahrain GP. Article continues under video But with the 22-year-old considerably taller than Hamilton, Russell has found the W11 a tight fit, meaning he will have to wear a size smaller pair of boots. Asked how it felt inside the Mercedes cockpit, the British driver who has been racing for Williams all season, revealed: ”It was definitely a tight squeeze. “I spoke to Bono [race...
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