Russell to stand in for Hamilton at Sakhir GP

George Russell will be taking Lewis Hamilton's seat at Mercedes after the 2020 F1 world champion tested positive for Covid-19.
George Russell will be taking Lewis Hamilton's seat at Mercedes after the 2020 F1 world champion tested positive for Covid-19.
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Britain's George Russell will stand in at Mercedes for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-times Formula One world champion tested positive for Covid-19, Russell's Williams team said on Wednesday.

Jack Aitken, the Williams reserve, will make his F1 debut as Russell's replacement.

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