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Alex Albon Believes George Russell Can ‘Really Challenge’ Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes

Alex Albon Believes George Russell Can ‘Really Challenge Lewis Hamilton

There has been loads of speak about who would be the two Mercedes drivers for subsequent season. And these talks will solely develop as the times go by and the races come and go. As issues stand, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are solely contracted till the top of the 12 months. Irrespective of what Hamilton decides relating to his future, the final perception is that the Silver Arrows will get George Russell in for the 2022 season. And his shut buddy Alex Albon reckons George will likely be up for it.

The Red Bull check and reserve driver believes that Russell can take the struggle to Hamilton. He claims that the Williams man will give Lewis much more complications than Bottas has throughout his time with the Brackley-based outfit.

Albon stated, “It’s my view that if my friend George Russell was to partner Lewis at Mercedes next year he could really challenge him.”

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – George Russell of Great Britain and Mercedes GP prepares to drive on the grid earlier than the F1 Grand Prix of Sakhir at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

F1 followers already acquired a glimpse of simply how good Russell may be in a Mercedes. Filling in for the COVID-afflicted Hamilton in Sakhir final 12 months, Russell swept the plaudits all by the weekend. In reality, he was wanting good for the win have been it not for a botched pit-stop and a subsequent puncture.

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Nevertheless, it solely looks as if a case of ‘when’ relatively than ‘if’ Russell races for Mercedes.

Alex Albon clueless about the way forward for Lewis Hamilton

Just like almost everybody else, Albon doesn’t know what Hamilton’s subsequent transfer will likely be both.

Will he select to race on underneath the brand new laws? Will he name it a day if he wins an unprecedented eighth title?

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All the Anglo-Thai driver is aware of is that the problem will likely be more durable for Lewis this 12 months, simply because the race in Bahrain was a testomony to that.

Formula One F1. Bahrain Grand Prix. Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in motion throughout the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Albon stated, “Only he knows if this will be his last season in F1.

“People are surprised he’s only signed a one-year deal at Mercedes, but I don’t read too much into contract talk and speculation. He will be highly motivated and Red Bull plan to bring the fight this year, which is going to make it harder, for sure.”

While the F1 motion continues, Albon will likely be chancing his hand on the DTM collection. Russell has warned him to be cautious of the competitors he faces. Alex will hope that the German touring automotive collection can present him with a path again onto the F1 grid.

Also Read: Mercedes’ Wolff Hits Back at McLaren Boss Brown Over Verstappen/Russell Prediction

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