Russell tests the Mercedes

The F1 Twitter account announced that the British driver will test the 2022 tires with the W12 this week at the Hungaroring.


Microinfarction among the 'fans' of George Russell, Williams pilot. F1 with its official Twitter account has played with the feelings of the British fans, by putting in the same 'tweet' the words "George Russell", "Mercedes" and "2022". Faced with the illusion that it was the official announcement of Lewis Hamilton's new partner, everything remained an anecdote. The announcement showed that Russell will test next season's tires with the German team car, this week in Hungary.

Evidence from the latest Grand Prix shows that the prospect of seeing the Hamilton / Russell pairing is getting closer and closer. Bottas' performance is not helping to change the trend, after the Finnish driver's bowling game at the Hungaroring. To make matters worse, the British rider along with his teammate, Nicholas Latifi, finished in the points and signed a historic weekend for Williams.

Personally, George managed to score for the first time with the British team and thus endorse his good performances on Saturdays, although at the Hungaroring he was not one of the best of the season (he qualified 17th). The British driver burst into tears in post-race statements, having achieved those first points after 48 Grands Prix with Williams.

George will get back into a Mercedes, as he did at the Sakhir Grand Prix in 2020, where he achieved ninth place. This time he will test the 18-inch tires that will be released in 2022. Imagine how the nets were turned on, when fans saw the magic words, which all pro-Russell hopes, along with the photo of the Briton dressed in the colors of the German team .

Unfortunately for the young rider's supporters, this time the wish they yearned for all season was not fulfilled. This time it will be just a test, but who knows if the next time the two words are put together, it will be for official confirmation where Bottas will be left out, and we will see a British couple in Mercedes.

Bottas does not believe that Hungary is key in the decision of Mercedes

The Finn still does not find the good form of previous years. This time at the Hungaroring, on the first stop of the track he took up to three cars ahead. "Obviously, it was my mistake," confirmed the second Mercedes driver. Although he wanted to explain the reason for the accident: "This shows that it is not so easy to predict the conditions, I should have braked earlier. When I started to brake I was getting closer, then I locked the wheels and hit Lando."

This big mistake increases doubts in the Mercedes' box. Valtteri believes that this incident will not influence the final decision: "I don't think a race influences anything. I don't think so. We'll see what happens in the next few weeks," also the driver says he needs rest, "To be honest, it would be good to race. next weekend and have a good race. But it's time to rest and try to come back strong to have a positive start to the second half, "concluded the Mercedes driver.

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