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Due to the take over of the Williams Team , George Russell could be dropped without a seat. :(

Rumour control I hope.

Perez could replace him. Latiffi will remain as he's a paid driver.

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Noni wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Due to the take over of the Williams Team , George Russell could be dropped without a seat. :(

Rumour control I hope.

Perez could replace him. Latiffi will remain as he's a paid driver.
On the face of it that might seem like madness. But remember, Russell will be entering the third year of a three year contract. They will certainly lose him anyway at the end of next season.

Perez on the other hand, would no doubt sign a multi year contract, he comes with a wealth of experience which is vital for Williams in their bid to rebuild, and he also comes with a shed load of money. Considering Williams are now owned by a capital investment firm I think they might find Perez a very attractive proposition.

But then where does Russell go? Certainly not to Mercedes. They won't want to upset the applecart while Lewis is making history. And certainly not to Aston Martin, the only other team with a Merc engine. So unless they can ship him out in the way they did with Ocon I fear it's going to be a year on the simulator for him. Not good!!

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Gandalf wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Noni wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Due to the take over of the Williams Team , George Russell could be dropped without a seat. :(

Rumour control I hope.

Perez could replace him. Latiffi will remain as he's a paid driver.
On the face of it that might seem like madness. But remember, Russell will be entering the third year of a three year contract. They will certainly lose him anyway at the end of next season.

Perez on the other hand, would no doubt sign a multi year contract, he comes with a wealth of experience which is vital for Williams in their bid to rebuild, and he also comes with a shed load of money. Considering Williams are now owned by a capital investment firm I think they might find Perez a very attractive proposition.

But then where does Russell go? Certainly not to Mercedes. They won't want to upset the applecart while Lewis is making history. And certainly not to Aston Martin, the only other team with a Merc engine. So unless they can ship him out in the way they did with Ocon I fear it's going to be a year on the simulator for him. Not good!!
Personally I hope Russell keeps his seat for at least one year at Williams. Drop Bottas in 2022 and replace him with Russell. Russell should get the experience needed to replace Hamilton when the times comes. Just my opinion.

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Noni wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Gandalf wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:58 pm


On the face of it that might seem like madness. But remember, Russell will be entering the third year of a three year contract. They will certainly lose him anyway at the end of next season.

Perez on the other hand, would no doubt sign a multi year contract, he comes with a wealth of experience which is vital for Williams in their bid to rebuild, and he also comes with a shed load of money. Considering Williams are now owned by a capital investment firm I think they might find Perez a very attractive proposition.

But then where does Russell go? Certainly not to Mercedes. They won't want to upset the applecart while Lewis is making history. And certainly not to Aston Martin, the only other team with a Merc engine. So unless they can ship him out in the way they did with Ocon I fear it's going to be a year on the simulator for him. Not good!!
Personally I hope Russell keeps his seat for at least one year at Williams. Drop Bottas in 2022 and replace him with Russell. Russell should get the experience needed to replace Hamilton when the times comes. Just my opinion.
Absolutely! Fully in agreement with that.
I wasn't saying what I wanted to happen, just what I think probably will happen! :D

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George Russell claims he's contracted to 2021, as with Nicholas Latifi at Williams according to the paddock gossip for this weekend's race.

Perez is looking else where for a seat next year.

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