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Russell set for Mercedes switch as Bottas, De Vries and Albon all land new F1 deals

Article To news overview © Williams George Russell is set for a promotion to the Mercedes seat alongside Lewis Hamilton for 2022, RacingNews365 understands. The British driver is understood to have been given the nod by Mercedes to step up from Williams, for whom he has driven since entering the sport with Mercedes backing in 2019. A decision on the second Mercedes seat had been expected to be made prior to the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, but no confirmation came from the Mercedes camp at Spa-Francorchamps, although team boss Toto Wolff hinted that a decision has been made. With Russell set to take the second seat, the incumbent Valtteri Bottas is understood to have reached an agreement...
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