New signing George Russell is targeting the “massive impact” he could have at Mercedes, his new team for 2022.

Russell joined Mercedes after three years at Williams. He will partner with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, making the biggest of jumps anyone could possibly make in F1.

With GP3 and F2 championships under his belt, he is the most youngster on the grid today. However, now is the time for him to step up, and everyone is very excited to see young George does.

Russell revealed that he was targeting the “massive impact” he could be having at Mercedes, and stated his intention to bring that to the table.

As quoted by GP Fans, when asked when he enjoys the engineering bit in the sport, the young Englishman said, “Yes, (it) is something I’ve definitely progressed a huge amount over the three years at Williams.

Russell (pictured) will race for Mercedes in 2022. Source: gpfans.com

“The simulator side of things is going to be very important to help work on the correlation and the development and trying to direct the team to where the car’s limitations are, and where it needs improving.”

His bit to be done

“At the end of the day, I’m not an engineer, but the driver can have a massive impact and influence in the direction a team can take,” he continued.

“That’s something I’ll be really focused on because as I said, I see this next chapter as a long journey together.

“Obviously, I want to win next year but it’s important to make sure we’ve got a car that is capable of winning over the next four years.”

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