Fernando Alonso admitted that he hopes George Russell will put more pressure on Lewis Hamilton’s shoulders next season.

Why it matters: Valtteri Bottas did not pressurize Hamilton that much throughout his adventure at Mercedes. However, Alonso is pretty sure that Russell will not make Hamilton’s life easy, and the seven-time world champion will feel under pressure from his teammate.


  • Russell has nothing to lose at Mercedes, and he is there to show once again his skills.
  • Having a teammate like Hamilton can surely help Russell becoming an even better driver.

Let’s see if George can put more pressure on Lewis. Valtteri may not have been in a position to push for the next two years, so that will benefit the whole team if George is fast enough.

Fernando Alonso

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