Hamilton ready to help Russell become champion

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing on the grid. Qatar Grand Prix, Sunday 21st November 2021. Doha, Qatar.

Lewis Hamilton said he is ready to help George Russell become Formula 1 world champion when the Williams driver switches to Mercedes next year.


  • Mercedes will have an all-British lineup from next year with Hamilton and Russell.
  • The 7-time world champion said he expects Russell to be a challenge once he becomes his teammate.

What he said:

  • “I’m in a different place. I really want to see him succeed.”
  • “There’s going to be a point where I don’t continue in this sport. He’s my teammate and he’s going to be the next Brit that I want to see win a world championship.”
  • “So I really hope that, while we are going to be competing and I want to win on track, I hope I can have a positive influence on how he conducts himself within the team.”
  • “Whether it’s the time he commits to engineering, or how he churns through the data, or even just how he drives on track.”
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