In the round-up: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says junior driver George Russell has all the qualities to be a potential candidate for promotion to the world champions.
What they say
Wolff was asked about the purpose of Russell’s post-season test for Mercedes at Yas Marina:
The test is not benchmarking him because we are absolutely certain that he has the qualities of a potential future Mercedes driver.
He has the raw speed, he has the talent, he has the intelligence. There is a reason why he’s won F3 and F2 as a rookie, it hasn’t been done many times before. And he has a flawless record in Formula 1.
Quotes: Dieter Rencken
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