Mika Hakkinen no longer bets on Lewis Hamilton

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Mika Hakkinen’s words.

Mika Hakkinen has no doubts: “George Russell? I think he is a very impressive driver and he can still keep Lewis Hamilton behind.”

“What he did in Brazil was remarkable,” he added to Crashnet. The car, for once, was competitive at the highest level and he was able to hit the jackpot and, rest assured, it will only be the first of a long series. He did something extraordinary in 2022, because we know that Lewis is an incredible driver with enormous personality and quality. But, if Russell were able to do an encore, I think England could exclaim a ‘Wow what a driver we have.’ Even though he is very young, he already has a long career behind him, starting in karts, going through the minor categories, to his early years in Williams. He has knowledge of the data and has the skills to handle the car in extreme situations … I’m confident that he has all the potential to be a great driver, and potentially become a world champion.”

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