Russell tops F1 test for Mercedes, Leclerc crashes

George Russell made the most of his latest Mercedes opportunity by topping the final day of Formula 1 post-season in Abu Dhabi, as Charles Leclerc crashed his Ferrari. Williams race driver Russell took over the Mercedes from Valtteri Bottas for the second day of the Yas Marina test, and outpaced

Russell handed Merc tests amidst Lewis Hamilton/Ferrari rumours

George Russell will test the W10 in Abu Dhabi next week but Toto Wolff says it is “not benchmarking” him for a future Mercedes race seat as he already knows the Brit’s ability. Russell will put the W10 through its paces during next week’s Pirelli tyre test, in action for

George Russell: I'll miss 'incredibly funny' Robert Kubica

George Russell says he will miss his “incredibly funny” and “knowledgeable” team-mate Robert Kubica. Kubica will depart Williams at the end of 2019 – his triumphant return to F1 against all odds may not have worked out on the track, but just the achievement alone has left the Polish racer

Russell went from ‘amateur’ to ‘rainmaster’ with new set-up

George Russell went from feeling like an “amateur” in the wet in Germany to a “rainmaster” in Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix practice, thanks to a successful set-up change. Russell said he and teammate Robert Kubica were “really struggling” in the rain-hit German GP but discovered a “massive” difference with

Wolff: Too early for Russell to move to Mercedes

Toto Wolff says George Russell is not a contender for a seat with Mercedes in 2020 because he believes it is too early to put the Englishman in the spotlight alongside Lewis Hamilton and risk “burning” him. Wolff says that the team is facing a straight choice between keeping incumbent

Williams: Tyres give Russell an edge over Robert Kubica

Williams have once again dismissed suggestions that Robert Kubica’s car is inferior to George Russell’s, saying the rookie simply gets more out of his tyres than the Pole. Although Kubica has scored Williams’ only point of the season with a P10 in Germany, his return to F1 has not gone

George Russell: Hungary display won't 'sway' Merc decision

Williams driver George Russell has again downplayed his chances of being promoted to a Mercedes race seat for the 2020 season, saying his “really good performance” in Hungary is unlikely to influence the decision by the powers that be. The rookie produced his best display in qualifying to date as

George Russell happy with pace after limited running

Williams’ George Russell was happy with his qualifying performance ahead of the French GP after missing FP1 and most of FP3. The Brit didn’t take part in FP1 at the Circuit Paul Ricard with reserve driver Nicholas Latifi taking his car for the session. Power unit issues then wrecked FP3

Russell out, Latifi in for FP1 in France

F2 leader Nicholas Latifi will get a second outing for Williams in FP1 with George Russell making way for the Canadian in France. Latifi, Williams’ reserve and development driver this season, got his first run out at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where he replaced Robert Kubica. That could well end