Nico Rosberg Urges Mercedes To Run George Russell As Hamilton’s Replacement

Lewis Hamilton will miss the Sakhir GP after testing positive for COVID-19.

With Lewis Hamilton confirming that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will consequently miss the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix, all eyes are on the Mercedes F1 Team as we wait to hear who will fill in for the seven-time World Champion.

George Russell is reportedly being considered despite him being under contract to the Williams F1 Team, while Mercedes reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne is another, perhaps more realistic option.

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F1 fans are, however, eager to see George Russell in a Mercedes so he can score his first points in Formula One and so we can see how he stacks up against Valtteri Bottas.

Nico Rosberg, who won the 2016 F1 Championship with Mercedes, has also called on the Silver Arrows to give Russell a chance to compete at the front of the grid.

“Petition for Mercedes to race @GeorgeRussell63 this weekend! Would be great! Most importantly though: All the best @LewisHamilton for a fast health recovery,” the German tweeted this afternoon.

It’s unclear if Hamilton will be able to compete in the season finale at Abu Dhabi, so his replacement could end up pairing Bottas for two race weekends.

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