Mercedes’ junior driver George Russell says he would “have to consider” a move to Mercedes if the German team came calling.
Russell, who currently drives for Williams, has been a part of Mercedes’ junior driver programme since 2017. The Brit signed a three-year deal with Williams at the end of 2018, so he would technically still not be available to Mercedes until 2022.
However, it wouldn’t be the first time that Mercedes bought out a Williams driver’s contract. The same thing happened in 2017 when Valtteri Bottas moved from Williams to Mercedes, after Nico Rosberg’s surprise retirement.
Now George Russell says he would definitely consider a move to Mercedes.
“Every driver in Formula 1 wants to be world champion and is looking for that chance,” said Russell.
“Any driver who gets a call from Mercedes, including me, would have to consider it. Mercedes is the team that dominates F1 today.
However, for now the Brit is focusing on his current team.
“I don’t want to think too far ahead. You risk not concentrating on the job at hand.
“If you continue to do a good job, you know that offers will come from somewhere. That’s why I focus on every race, every free practice. I know what I can do.
“Opportunities will come if you maximise your strengths in each and every session.”
Source: Auto Sport Web