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Leclerc dismisses Hamilton critics: He isn't at Mercedes by chance

Article To news overview © Mercedes Charles Leclerc believes Lewis Hamilton's resume speaks for itself, downplaying suggestions anyone could step into the Mercedes and have success after George Russell's efforts in relief of the Brit last season. The seven-time world champion was forced to sit out the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for coronavirus, with the team opting to bring in Russell as his replacement. The Williams driver led most of the race before a pitstop error and puncture ultimately ended his hopes of claiming victory. Since then some have questioned Hamilton's ability, stating anyone could win in the Mercedes given how dominant the Silver Arrows have been, but...
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