Hamilton doesn’t think relationship with Russell will become problematic

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Lewis Hamilton explains he doesn’t expect his relationship with George Russell to become problematic, despite them both fighting for wins and championships.

Ahead of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton gave his opinion on his relationship with team-mate George Russell

“I’m a lot older and I’ve been with the team so long,” the Briton said.

“So managing whatever challenges we come up with moving forward, we’ve been through so much that I don’t think it’s going to be a problem.

“I’ve seen what he did at Williams. I think naturally you have to say it’s impressive what he’s done this year, the consistency he’s had, how he’s arrived and just hit the ground running.

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“It’s not like he arrived in a completely brand new team. The previous couple of years he was sitting right behind me watching the work that I was doing with the engineers, with Ricky [Riccardo Musconi], who is now his number one [race engineer].

“It’s been super easy to blend in. He uses my steering wheel, and he’s obviously got to do the test days prior to the year, so I think he’s just blended in perfectly and he’s been a positive force in the team.

“He’s helped keep the equilibrium in the team, in terms of the working relationship I think it’s strong,” Hamilton concluded.

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