Lewis Hamilton assures that he has not planned to block George Russell’s move to Mercedes.

Why it matters: There were rumors that Hamilton might not approve of Russell’s promotion.


  • Hamilton confirms that he has shared his opinion to Mercedes regarding the future of the team’s second seat.
  • The 7-time world champion has had no impact on Mercedes’ decision.

He [Toto Wolff, team principal] asked me what I thought about George and I gave positive feedback. He asked me how I felt about Valtteri and I did the same, but at the end of the day, it is his and the board’s decision.

Lewis Hamilton

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