While the fight rages on between Mercedes and Red Bull at the drivers ‘and constructors’ championships this season, signing George Russell alongside Lewis Hamilton for the 2022 season is one of the main attractions in the paddock.
Praised for his results for several seasons in a Williams not as competitive as most other single-seaters, the young British driver has also been praised by Christian Horner who is delighted to see such talent join a top team in Formula 1.
“He will clearly strengthen their team,” said the director of Red Bull. “He’s pure talent. We saw him at Williams. He’s already managed to qualify on the front row and get a podium. You can see why Toto (Wolff) signed him for next year and I think he deserves it. We’ll see in time if that works. “
“I think it’s exciting for everyone to see that because if there is something that never stops in sport it is the emergence of new talents, there is always someone one that manages to stand out from the crowd. We saw it with Max (Verstappen), and George is from the same generation and it will be thrilling to see how he adjusts to his new surroundings, taking center stage . “