“I believe in myself” – Williams driver George Russell hints at a Mercedes move in 2022 as looks to win a deserved world championship.
George Russell almost won a race last season, and is a shoo-in for the world title once he switches to Mercedes, whenever it might be. He is proud of that Sakhir Circuit stint, and his capability to perform under pressure.
“That opportunity I had last year showed that when the pressure is on, when I am thrown into the deep end, I was able to do a pretty solid job. I got a small taste of being at the front. I believe in myself. I believe I’m capable.”
“I don’t believe I’m the finished product yet. I believe I’ve still got to improve but I think I’m definitely capable of winning races and fighting for World Championships.
Back at it, for real this time! Let’s go. 👊 pic.twitter.com/2tlPMUx9TD
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) March 25, 2021
George Russell keen to move to Mercedes
The Brit is clearly intent on making the move up to Mercedes, and potentially winning a world title with them. As things stand, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both have one-season contracts, making it a possibility that Russell might replace one of the two come next season.
“Ultimately I need to find myself in a car and a team that I think will give me the best opportunity in doing that because I need to be in that position now to start capitalizing when I get into my prime.”
“They’re (Williams) realistic. They know my ambitions and they want more than anything to be able to provide me with a car that is capable of winning races and they gave me my opportunity, I’m a loyal guy, I’ve had a fantastic time with them, equally I don’t believe I’m a driver who is deserving of finishing 20th in the championship.”