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Mercedes: 'Hamilton probably would have been further ahead than Russell'

George Russell made an impressive debut with the factory Mercedes team at the end of last season. Had it not been for a catastrophic mistake by the team in the pits, it is highly likely that he would have won that race. On the face of it, he immediately performed at the level of Lewis Hamilton, who he replaced there, but what could the world champion have done better than Russell that weekend? "Hard to say, because Lewis wasn't there and the plan for that weekend was the same as it would have been for Lewis," says Mercedes sporting director Ron Meadows in Beyond the Grid. "It was a different track and Lewis’natural talent makes him adapt very quickly to a track. His pole...
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