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Russell: Norris promotion helped me get Williams seat

George Russell has admitted his F2 title rival Lando Norris' promotion to McLaren for the 2019 season helped him get his own seat at Williams. Russell won seven times last season in the F2 championship on his way to beating Norris to the title, and earned himself a seat at Williams. Norris was confirmed as Stoffel Vandoorne's replacement in early September; with Russell having to wait an extra month for confirmation of his drive. Asked if he was frustrated by Norris' announcement before him, even though Russell was leading the title race, and the Williams driver replied: "No, not at all actually. "Lando's announcement so early helped me to push Williams for my drive because...
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