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Russell would ‘fight for wins' at Mercedes – Alonso

Jul.6 Fernando Alonso thinks 'podiums' and 'victories' are in George Russell's Formula 1 future. The two-time champion admits he felt 'a bit sad' about passing the Williams driver and depriving him of an invaluable point in Austria last Sunday. 'Any driver except George,' 39-year-old Alonso admits to thinking when he pulled off the overtaking move. The Spaniard has been unreserved in his praise for 23-year-old Russell in the past weeks and months, particularly as speculation grows that the British driver is first in line for Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes seat for 2022. 'When I saw that it was George, I felt a bit sad that the battle for that point had to be with him,' Alonso admitted. 'I said...
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