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“Stability and longevity are important” – George Russell eyeing a multi-year deal with Mercedes

Subham Jindal

"Stability and longevity are important" - George Russell eyeing a multi-year deal with Mercedes

“Stability and longevity are important” – Williams star George Russell sets the condition of a multi-year deal if he is to move to Mercedes replacing Valtteri Bottas.

With Mercedes junior driver George Russell impressing at Williams, it is a matter of when-and-not-if he will partner Lewis Hamilton next season. Set to replace Valtteri Bottas – who is on a one-year contract – Russell wants at least two years on the contract signed. The Brit’s contract with Williams Racing ends at the end of this season, making him a free agent for next season.

“I definitely think the position I am currently, being a free agent as such going into next year, is a good position to be in, but I think stability and longevity are important.

“It’s so clear with people moving around recently how difficult it is to jump in and adapt to a new team, so wherever I find myself next year I’d like it to be for at least a couple of years. I think it’s so important to have that consistency to be able to grow and progress.”

Lando Norris signs contract extension with McLaren

McLaren have confirmed a multi-year contract extension with Lando Norris, something that has pleased Russell. Norris has been super impressive this season, and Russell believes he could stake a claim for the world title in the coming years.

“Really happy for Lando. He deserves it. He’s been doing a fantastic job recently, and McLaren as a package with Lando are doing extraordinary.

“It’s going to be interesting next year. I think they could be a real threat to the top teams and the championship.”

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Subham Jindal

Subham Jindal


A Red - be it Manchester United or Ferrari. Hails from the hills of Kalimpong, Darjeeling. Aspiring to become a respected Sports Management professional.

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