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Has Mercedes mismanaged George Russell?

In George Russell, Mercedes has one of the most talented young drivers around in its ranks, but such talent isn't being nurtured. Since joining the junior driver programme, the Brit has won the GP3 and Formula 2 titles to establish himself as one of motorsport's most exciting youngsters. However, while Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren have seen their own junior drivers excel in F1, Russell has yet to even score a point, and the German team only have themselves to blame. When it was announced that Russell would be driving for Williams for his rookie season in 2019, the move made perfect sense. He could get some experience in Formula 1 without being weighed down by pressure or expectations....
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