After being loaned out by Mercedes to Williams for 3 seasons Russell will lastly transfer as much as the Brackley outfit in 2022, changing Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate on the works workforce.
Ever for the reason that deal was introduced in September, Russell has obtained loads of questions on his impending transfer, however the Briton says it might be “unprofessional” to be considering forward already, whereas his present workforce remains to be embroiled in a tense scrap over eighth place on this 12 months’s constructors’ championship.
“Clearly, I get requested quite a lot of questions concerning the Mercedes transfer subsequent 12 months, however I believe it’s unprofessional if I begin considering forward too fast or too early,” Russell stated when requested if his Mercedes transfer was already on his thoughts.
“I’m giving as a lot effort into this season and the remaining races as I ever have.”
George Russell, Williams FW43B, Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41
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That breakthrough weekend was adopted after the summer season break by Russell’s maiden podium in a rained out Belgian Grand Prix, by which solely half factors had been awarded and Russell scored 9 factors, Williams bagging an enormous 20-point haul in two consecutive races.
However thanks to 2 eighth locations for Kimi Raikkonen in Russia and Mexico, Alfa has introduced the hole all the way down to 12 factors, trailing 23 to 11, that means the struggle with Williams is vast open once more with 4 grands prix left to run within the 2021 season.
“I need to be sure that we seal this P8 within the championship however clearly Alfa picked up 4 extra factors now,” Russell added after main house Latifi in a distant sixteenth place in Mexico, the pair ending outdoors the factors for a 3rd consecutive race.
“I don’t know what occurred to Antonio [Giovinazzi] as they had been each within the factors at one level. So that’s our purpose now, to attempt to rating some extra factors and attempt to cease them scoring factors.”