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.”