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Russell favourite to replace Hamilton – reports

According to reports, Mercedes want George Russell to replace Lewis Hamilton for the Sakhir GP, with Stoffel Vandoorne a backup option. When it was announced that Hamilton had tested positive for COVID-19 and would miss the upcoming race in Bahrain, talk immediately talked to who would replace him. Two drivers quickly emerged as the frontrunners in the eyes of many: Russell and Vandoorne. The latter drives for Williams but is part of the Mercedes family, while the latter is the team's reserve driver. According to the BBC, Toto Wolff and co want to give Russell a chance in the W11 and have already approached Williams about the possibility of such a move. Talks between the two parties are...
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