F1, Kimi Antonelli-Mercedes: George Russell doesn’t mince words

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George Russell would be thrilled to welcome Kimi Antonelli to Mercedes

The name of Kimi Antonelli è has long been associated with the Mercedes steering wheel that Lewis Hamilton will leave free at the end of the season, to settle at Ferrari: Antonelli, who was born in 2006 and is currently involved in Formula 2 with Prema Racing, would in that case be the first Italian in F1 since the 2021 season, which saw Antonio Giovinazzi starring in Alfa Romeo.

L'ufficialità è è actually still far away and possible scenarios include other drivers (the name of Carlos Sainz was è made, althoughé his quotations have dropped in recent days), but George Russell, who will remain in Mercedes next year, would be thrilled to welcome Antonelli, as reported during the press conference presenting the Monaco Grand Prix.

"He's a fantastic driver,‖ said the 26-year-old from King's Lynn.

This year he is racing in Formula 2, but we all know that Formula 1 is in his destiny. He is part of our junior team, seeing him climb the ranks would be d'isporating for the other young drivers in the Mercedes orbit as well. He's very young, but he would already be an example to follow".

"In any case they are all welcome in our team, we will see what happens" next year. Internal competition? My teammate to date è Lewis Hamilton, one of the strongest drivers: as far as I am concerned, I will not haveò problems with the driver who is going to replace him" from next season".

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