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Report: Mercedes hold Russell talks with Williams

Mercedes has held talks with Williams over George Russell racing for the Silver Arrows in the Sakhir Grand Prix, according to The Race. Lewis Hamilton was ruled out on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 and it has been reported that Russell is Mercedes' first choice to replace the seven-time world champion. The 2018 Formula 2 champion is currently part of the Mercedes driver academy but is contracted to drive for Williams next season. The report suggests that the Grove-based outfit could be open to allowing Russell to replace Hamilton, but is conscious of the opportunity that the race offers the team to earn its first points of the season. With the race taking place on a new...
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