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George Russell “Doesn’t Care” If Lewis Hamilton Leaves Or Stays At Mercedes! What Is The Reason Behind Such Major Statement?

George Russell made his debut with Mercedes in 2022 when Lewis Hamilton was still at his peak. But the season had to end on a disappointing note for the seven-time world champion. He could not win a single race in the previous season for the very first time in his career. On the other hand, Russell won his maiden race in Brazil. Since then, the two Mercedes drivers have been trying to win another Grand Prix. But up till now, the current F1 season has been highly unsuccessful.

Lewis Hamilton came very close to winning the Australian Grand Prix this season. But in the end, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen came on top of him to secure the first position. In the current season, Red Bull has won all the races so far. They are a tight group with the two main drivers – Max Verstappen and Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez. Max has won three Grands Prix up till now, and Checo won a couple of races. And now, there are expectations for Verstappen to win the Monaco GP as he has secured the pole position for the main race. On the other hand, people are excited about the rumor about Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari for the next season. Amid this, some strange comment has been heard from none other than Lewis’ teammate, George Russell. But what is that? Keep reading to find out.


George Russell Does Not Care If Lewis Hamilton Moves Out Of Mercedes

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George Russell Mercedes Source: PlanetF1

George Russell recently stated that he does not care if his teammate moves to Ferrari or any other team. The Mercedes driver is confident of winning races and championships with or without Lewis Hamilton. Looks like he is sure enough to beat anybody on the grid. As Russell mentioned, competing against Lewis Hamilton has given him a massive confidence booster. The 25-year-old added that it is a great test for any driver to be part of the same team alongside Lewis Hamilton.

Although the young Briton was full of praise for his counterpart. As Russell quoted, “Lewis Hamilton is invaluable to me. He pushes me, and I push him. Perhaps together, we shall win championships for this great team.” He added that they have a good relationship, and he never had a shortage of self-confidence when lewis is around. Also, working alongside Hamilton for the past 15 months has increased his confidence to another level. But George Russell is ready to beat everybody to win a championship.

Will Lewis Hamilton Leave Mercedes?

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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Source: CNN

Meanwhile, Mercedes drivers are happy to see the new upgrades in the W14 car. But people are speculating that Lewis Hamilton might be looking for a change of team. He joined Mercedes in 2013, and the rest is history. Since then, it has been a decade. In his contract, Lewis Hamilton has the current season only remaining. However, there has been no progress in signing a new contract to extend their relationship. Moreover, the F1 community speculates that Hamilton might move to Ferrari next year. Hence, there has been no progress in extending his contract with Mercedes.

Ferrari has had a good package ready to win a championship since 2007. Therefore, if Hamilton joins the Red Devil, it might help him win the coveted 8th world championship. But Lewis Hamilton did not confirm these speculations. Moreover, the seven-time champion mentioned that it is natural for speculations to increase regarding negotiations between the team and the driver. But he urges the media that until they hear it from him, there is no confirmation. Moreover, Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle says that it makes no sense for Hamilton to leave Mercedes at the end of this year. Also, he knows the source that planted these rumors.