George Russell Jokes About a Move to McLaren F1 – “As Long as it’s Fast”

Published 07/16/2021, 6:38 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Williams’ George Russell during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


The future of George Russell is the most discussed topic in F1 right now. The Williams driver is out of contract at the end of the season. Russell is a part of the Mercedes driver academy and is expected to join the German team for the next season.

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Everyone expected Russell would announce his Mercedes deal at the British Grand Prix. But the British driver and Mercedes have denied signing any contract and agreeing to any deal. But Russell has assured everyone that he would have a Mercedes engine in his car for the next season.

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So in 2022, I will be racing with McLaren: George Russell

As reported by Formula Passion, at the press conference ahead of the British Grand Prix, Russell joked he would race for McLaren in 2022. Mercedes is the power unit supplier to McLaren.

I am a driver managed by Mercedes and this means that in 2022 I will be in a Mercedes-powered car. So in 2022, I will be racing with McLaren,” joked George Russell.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021, Williams’ George Russell during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

The British driver has expressed his intentions to race at the front. He also stated that he just wants a competitive car for the 2022 season to showcase his skills on race days.

“I don’t care what my car will be in 2022, as long as it’s fast – added Russell – I really want to win and give my best at the wheel of a competitive car,” said the Williams driver.

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The British driver is excited to race in front of a packed Silverstone crowd

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone will welcome a packed capacity crowd during the weekend. This will be the first time since the beginning of 2020 that F1 will have all 3 days capacity crowds.

Russell has also expressed his excitement to race in front of crowds. “I am really excited for my home race and to have all the British fans back will be an incredible experience.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 3, 2021, Williams’ George Russell in action during qualifying REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

It will be a challenge with the new format this weekend, so we are going to have to be on our toes to make the most of it.” said Russell.

Will George remain at Williams for next season? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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