Formula 1: Charles Leclerc Delivers Some Words of Wisdom to George Russell Ahead of Mercedes Switch

Get to know all about what was opinionated by Charles Leclerc on George Russell ahead of the latter's move to Mercedes in 2022.

George Russell and Charles Leclerc
George Russell and Charles Leclerc

George Russell has been one of the most impressive drivers in the 2021 Formula 1 season. After battling his way to impress the management and authorities at the Brackley-based team, the young Brit driver finally has got a reqard for his three-year hardwork as now he ahs secured a seat at Mercedes. Having to replace Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc had some words of wisdom for his companion. 

To those who are not aware, even the Monegasque driver spent a year at Sauber before switching to Ferrari where he was up against the former four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel. Not only did Leclerc left an impression of himself, but managed to beat Vettel in both seasons as a teammate. 

Charles Leclerc on George Russell 

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Charles Leclerc

Speaking from his experience, Leclerc offered Russell some words of wisdom regarding a move to a big team. 

“To George, I don’t have much to say,” said Leclerc, as quoted by

George Russell PA8 - FirstSportz
George Russell

“He knows what he needs to do. It’s an amazing opportunity for him and he’s in a very good position too, because being like I was with Seb at the end, I had a multi-world champion next to me and, of course for us being young, it’s a great opportunity to show what you can do and learn from the best.” 

The Monegasque driver concluded, “So yes: just to enjoy his time there and not put too much pressure on himself.”

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