George Russell, the British racing driver has signed a new long-term contract with the Mercedes-AMG on Tuesday. Not only this, but the British F1 racing driver will also be partnering with Lewis Hamilton from the year 2022. The 2022 season of Formula One will be the 73rd season of the championship. Mercedes has announced officially that George Russell has signed a contract with them on Tuesday and also posted it on the official social media accounts.
The 23-year-old 2018 FIA Formula 2 champion signed with Mercedes by replacing Finnish racing driver Valtteri Bottas. The winner of nine races between the year 2017 to 2020, Valtteri Bottas announced that he will be joining Alfa Romeo Racing after this season.
George Russell is a Mercedes F1 driver from 2022
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 7, 2021
Because of this announcement of 32-year-old Finnish racer, the Mercedes signed the British George Russell. Russell was signed with Mercedes-AMG Petronas in the year 2017 but not for the main driving program, he joined the side to compete in the Junior Driver program. After returning to Williams in the year 2020 he was qualified for the 18th spot. The 23-year-old British racing driver finished 15th in the 2020 season of Formula One.
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) September 7, 2021
“It’s official. Next year, I’ll be a Mercedes F1 driver. This is a special day for me and I want to say a huge thank you to Williams Racing, Mercedes-AMG and everyone who has supported me in getting where I am today,” George Russell tweeted on Tuesday.
It’s official. Next year, I’ll be a Mercedes F1 driver. This is a special day for me and I want to say a huge thank you to @WilliamsRacing, @MercedesAMGF1 and everyone who has supported me in getting to where I am today. I couldn’t have done it without every single one of you. 💙 pic.twitter.com/MmGA1vr9mR
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) September 7, 2021