Mercedes junior driver George Russell confirms that he has not signed a contract to join Mercedes heading to Silverstone.
Earlier in the year, Russell was expecting to sign and confirm his seat for his 2022 drive on the approach to the summer break. He has now spoken about this.
“I signed with Mercedes five or six years ago now, that is 100 percent true. As everybody knows, they look after me. But, with regards to my drive for next year, nothing has been signed or sealed and nothing will be announced in Silverstone, so I can let you know that.”
This season has been quite exciting for Williams as they have found themselves fighting for points more than once in the season. Russell admits that the change in structure, which has been announced earlier in the season, has played a contributing role in improving the team’s competitiveness.
“The change of structure and everything that’s going on at Williams is incredibly exciting. Obviously, the team have finished last for the past three years in a row. I’m pretty confident that will not be the case next year.”
“Things are really making a turn for the better. Things are really getting in line and in place. Jost [Capito, team principal] is doing a fantastic job building that structure for everybody to be more efficient, more streamlined, and every single decision that’s been made so far I think has been a good one for the right reasons.”
“I see no reason why, over the course of the next number of years, Williams can’t fight their way back to the front.”