The young Brit is a part of the Mercedes driver academy and there are rumors that he will join the Silver Arrows the following season.
Fans were expecting Russell and the German team to sign a contract ahead of the British Grand Prix.
However, both parties denied signing any such deal. Russell, however, proclaimed that he will be driving a Mercedes driving car in the upcoming season.
What did Russell say?
During a press conference before the British Grand Prix, Russell joked that he would be racing with McLaren in 2022. Mercedes supplies the power unit for McLaren.
“I am a driver managed by Mercedes and this means that in 2022 I will be in a Mercedes-powered car. So in 2022, I will be racing with McLaren,” he joked.
The young driver also stated that he will want to race in a competitive car in 2022.
“I don’t care what my car will be in 2022, as long as it’s fast – added Russell – I really want to win and give my best at the wheel of a competitive car,” the Brit said.
Russell excited for home race
The British Grand Prix will see a packed stadium during the weekend in Silverstone. Since the start of 2020, this will be the first time that F1 will have all 3 days capacity crowds.
“I am really excited for my home race and to have all the British fans back will be an incredible experience,” Russell said.
“It will be a challenge with the new format this weekend, so we are going to have to be on our toes to make the most of it,” he concluded.
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