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Mercedes snatched Russell at last minute with BMW interested

George Russell revealed that his motorsport career could have taken a different path, having received a lucrative offer from BMW before he signed for Mercedes' junior programme. Having now signed for the senior team ahead of the 2022 season, Russell spoke openly about his options in his early career, having initially turned down the opportunity to be sponsored by Mercedes in the European F3 Championship to run with Carlin and Volkswagen instead, in what he believed to be the best option for him at the time. But a bigger fork in the road came when Russell was only 16, with a significant offer coming his way from BMW to race in DTM after impressing in a private test with them, having gone...
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