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Russell ensured by Mercedes to be on 'level terms' with Hamilton

George Russell says Mercedes made it "very clear" to him that he will be on "level terms" with Lewis Hamilton next season. Mercedes officially announced this week that Russell will take over Valtteri Bottas' seat at the Brackley squad after his successful three-year apprenticeship in F1 with Williams. The move represents a massive break in the career of the 23-year-old who is seen by Mercedes as Hamilton's worthy successor. But the young gun is expected to fight for race wins from the outset next season, having been ensured by his employer that he will be on an equal par with his seven-time world champion teammate. However, Russell sees his maiden season alongside...
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