Lewis Hamilton’s offer of support to George Russell before he became Mercedes replacement | F1 | Sport

“He’s going to do it his own way anyway because that’s how we are wired as racing drivers but I just wanted to show some support.”

Russell is highly-rated by many with Fernando Alonso tipping the Williams driver to be a future F1 world champion as well as Hamilton.

Hamilton added: “What he’s been able to do similar to if you look at Alonso [at Minardi in 2001] and drivers coming into one of the teams that are further back,” he said.

“Having an opportunity to grow and improve, and lead a team and make mistakes, all those different things.

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