Russell Shares Heart-Warming Response To Hamilton's Exit

F1
by Adam OndrikFriday, 02 February 2024 at 14:00
Updated at Friday, 02 February 2024 at 15:08
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George Russell reacted to recent news of Lewis Hamilton departing Mercedes with a post he shared on his social media.
Shocking news hit the World of sports yesterday as Lewis Hamilton's move from Mercedes to Ferrari was announced. The Mercedes driver signed a "multi-year" deal with Ferrari starting from 2025.
This means two things. Firstly, the seven-time World Champion still has to finish the upcoming season with his current team, while everyone knows he will be leaving them in the end.
Secondly, we can expect to see Hamilton competing in Formula 1 even in 2026, when he will turn 41. Both Hamilton and his team principal already made official statements shared by Mercedes's official website.
The seven-time World Champion said leaving Mercedes had been one of the toughest decisions in his life and expressed his gratitude to the whole Mercedes squad and the team principal, Toto Wolff.
Toto Wolff was quoted as saying the 39-year-old will always remain an important part of Mercedes's motorsport history. He added the team accepted Hamilton's decision to seek a fresh challenge.
While some fans expressed disagreement and disappointment with the latest move of the Mercedes driver, almost all former F1 drivers suggested he made a good and brave move.
What is sure is that we have just witnessed one of the most significant moves in the history of Formula 1 that will be great for the sport. Everyone will now want to see how the Hamilton-Ferrari relationship pans out.
George Russell waited for a bit with his response, but a few hours ago, he shared a post on his X (formerly known as Twitter) where he wrote:

"It’s been special racing alongside you, @lewishamilton. Let’s make this season one to remember."

George Russell had the opportunity to race alongside and learn from arguably the most successful Formula 1 driver ever. The recent news might not be necessarily bad for the 25-year-old as it means he can now take over Hamilton's role and lead Mercedes to success.