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Mercedes will not force Russell to be Hamilton's support driver

Article To news overview © Williams George Russell expects to be given equal status to Lewis Hamilton when he joins the seven time World Champion at Mercedes in 2022. The young Briton was confirmed as the team's new driver earlier this week, taking over from Valtteri Bottas with with Finn making the switch to Alfa Romeo. Russell is confident the pair can race each other cleanly without issues, as he revealed it's been made clear to him that he won't have to play a support role to Hamilton. "Definitely going [in] on level terms, that was made very clear to me," Russell told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. "That was made very clear to me. "I think...
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