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Video: What Russell’s performance has done for his Mercedes future

by Matt Beer
1 min read

George Russell’s stunning Mercedes Formula 1 weekend ended in heartbreak after being cruelly robbed of a maiden podium – and potentially a win – by a slow puncture in the final phase of the race.

Though that loss will be painful in the short-term, Russell did more than enough over the course of his three days as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement to have boosted his long-term career prospects.

A call-up to Mercedes for 2022 seems inevitable, but should the team be looking to get the young Brit in the car sooner than that?

Scott Mitchell joins Glenn Freeman to discuss the case for Russell, what his performance means for Bottas, and if Mercedes is even open to the idea of making an unexpected switch ahead of schedule.


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