The two-time world champion Fernando Alonso does not think George Russell needs any advice from him ahead of the move to Mercedes.

Why it matters: Russell is set to join the most successful team in hybrid era, which might put extra pressure on the young Briton.


  • Alonso believes that Russell’s links with Mercedes will help him make a smooth transition.

He’s been in Mercedes for many years, that’s the most important thing – he’s not new to the team. Even if he’s racing at Williams, he is still part of the Mercedes family. Also he’s British. So it should not be a concern for him.

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