George Russell to test for Mercedes at Hungaroring

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George Russell will remain in Hungary to again drive for Mercedes in Pirelli’s 2022 18-inch tyre test on August 3 at Hungaroring.

Formula 1 teams are helping Pirelli test their 2022 rubber throughout the 2021 season. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas already tested Pirelli’s 2022 18-inch tyres at Imola back in April.

Now on August 3 it’s George Russell’s turn to get behind the wheel. The young Briton already tested for Mercedes on more than one occasion, and drove for the team as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.

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Russell will be joined on the track by Sauber junior driver Theo Pourchaire, who will test with Alfa Romeo on August 3 and 4.

The whole thing wouldn’t be anything particularly noteworthy, if it wasn’t for the fact that Russell is one of the two drivers that are being considered for Mercedes’ 2022 seat. The other driver is, of course, Valtteri Bottas.

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