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Why Mercedes had to replace Hamilton with Russell and what's really at stake

Mercedes’ decision to call-up George Russell to fill-in for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir GP gives it an opportunity to evaluate a potential star of the future in a live environment on an F1 weekend. In this video Scott Mitchell explains why Mercedes had to take that opportunity, rather than handing the seat to reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne, and we look ahead to how Russell will really be judged against Valtteri Bottas, beyond pure results
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  1. YouTube

    YouTube

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    Russel driving a Mercedes 🤩🤯

    • Steve Stavynzi

      Steve Stavynzi

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      admin forgot to switch account

    • Smijo Joju

      Smijo Joju

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      It’s everyday you see MNmore commenting.

    • SkywaveX38

      SkywaveX38

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      MNmore on to the F1 game as well huh. Cool 👀

    • Devan Gadhia

      Devan Gadhia

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      ayo what

    • Nelson Glover

      Nelson Glover

      11 өдрийн өмнө

      It's Russell you fucknuts

  2. john moncrieff

    john moncrieff

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    There is a "GENUINE SLOW PUNCTURE" A phrase never heard of from the pit lane ever in Formula one!! Yeh right, MB did not want him to show up Bottas when they had just agreed on fresh terms for the coming season with him!! Russell embarrassed the whole team with his performance!

  3. Chris Fleming

    Chris Fleming

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Mercedes should offer Lewis to alpine in exchange for fernando Alonso. That would vastly improve their brand and give the viewers a great spectacle.

  4. matias Hager

    matias Hager

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    The need to replace bottas!

  5. RICHIE KLuTcH

    RICHIE KLuTcH

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The first engine was burn in the USA by a blk man

  6. Anthony AT

    Anthony AT

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    So Hamilton got a knighthood for beating Bottas basically.

  7. Aviation Nerds

    Aviation Nerds

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    They should have replaced bottas

    • Aviation Nerds

      Aviation Nerds

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Leon Lukah np also I’m a new f1 fan yay!

    • Leon Lukah

      Leon Lukah

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Aviation Nerds That could be a good idea. Also, thanks for informing me of the right term for the current pandemic we are living in.

    • Aviation Nerds

      Aviation Nerds

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Leon Lukah also it’s corona

    • Aviation Nerds

      Aviation Nerds

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Leon Lukah no I’m saying that if George Russell had a open seat in Mercedes they should remove bottas

    • Leon Lukah

      Leon Lukah

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      But bottas didnt have la rona

  8. JrP

    JrP

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Man, He's a BEAST when he was on Mercedes, Would love to see him in Mercedes team on 2021

  9. Jordan andrews

    Jordan andrews

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Get Hamilton out

    • Leon Lukah

      Leon Lukah

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      Why would they get the best formula 1 driver in history out?

  10. I Love Grapes

    I Love Grapes

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    He deserved to win

  11. John Dough

    John Dough

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Lol. Lewis has 15% too much Black in him. He spoke out too much about that 15% Black issues

  12. Lotacy

    Lotacy

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I wonder who they will bring in too partner with Bottas now that Hamilton is a free agent.

  13. Amy Williams

    Amy Williams

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I never trusted this crap driver

  14. MR Andersson - matrix account

    MR Andersson - matrix account

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    FIA should make the rule the works teams are required to use the reserve driver/ junior team driver in 3 races at any point during the season and they can race in place of the #1 or #2 driver The reserve driver points if earned are double the points available to the rest of the grid for the same position during the race and for the constructors championship.

  15. Fastbikkel

    Fastbikkel

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I always respected Williams for letting their driver go after winning the title. Mercedes seems the complete opposite and does not like creating a more challenging environment and stick to the old formula by keeping Hamilton and Bottas. Now i understand the words "never change a winning team", but i also understand the concept of "do change a winning team" as Williams did often.

  16. Major Chungus

    Major Chungus

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Hamilton was a liability politically.

  17. Hudson Hayer

    Hudson Hayer

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    He will never be better then Hamilton

  18. supermod

    supermod

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    how mercedes just pay hamilton 10x more than russell, he is ready to take wins as we saw

  19. M4rcin

    M4rcin

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    1:55 You sure about that?

  20. El Martincho Pincho

    El Martincho Pincho

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    As much as we all love botas..... in just one race with merc we seen who really deserves that seat

  21. tcjensen1

    tcjensen1

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Hilarious in hindsight. Russell not only destroyed Bottas, but proved Hamilton is overrated, lol

  22. skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo

    skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    The car was renumbered the 63 for the race.

  23. Richard Boyes

    Richard Boyes

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Yes it does matter. Completely different meaning in using the wrong word. Metre/meter, flare/flair, son/sun. Would you be worried if you bought your girlfriend a 24 carrot ring?

  24. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy

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    He's finally going to get his first long-awaited point at least!

  25. Karlie Sloane

    Karlie Sloane

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  26. Roland Lawrence

    Roland Lawrence

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    i thought it was because GR has a 10 year deal with Toto?

    • nieooj gotoy

      nieooj gotoy

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      If this race didn’t prove to everyone what the value of all of Hamilton’s pole and race wins “records” really are (nothing), then it’s only because of willful blindness. Put Hamilto

  27. Feline Prime

    Feline Prime

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    Toto and Lewis were counting on Bottas staying in front due to many factors, mostly unfamiliarity I think. I also think they planned on Max cutting in between the Mercs leaving Georges best case P3. I'm not 100% certain that the botched double stack was legit. I don't even know if George TRULY had the wrong tires on his car. I realize to most this might sound like a conspiracy theory but you need to think about the ramifications to Lewis's "GOAT" narrative should George have easily won.

  28. Dreamy

    Dreamy

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    Mercedes: chooses Russel to replace Hamilton 👍 Mercedes: pretends that Ocon never existed 😂

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

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      Really amazing

  29. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

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    would be a fun video!!

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

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      The only practice and full race I have WANTED to watch for some years, proves what I have thought about Mr L H, if George Russell can drive a car not set up for him, in a real

  30. Stuart Austin

    Stuart Austin

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    Just goes to show its not Lewis winning its the car.

  31. Giovanni Beltran

    Giovanni Beltran

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    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

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      Brang it on!! George Russell; my man!! Killin it in a Mercedes F1.. Love ya work, baby!! Lookin good!! 👍🏾👍🏾

  32. formulafan

    formulafan

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    Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

  33. Zeno C

    Zeno C

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    Hamilton .........Kangz!

  34. ceerw buty

    ceerw buty

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    "Modern F1 doesn't allow you to simply jump into another car and be competitive ... " eheheeh

  35. James Young

    James Young

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    It is funny to watch this a week later having seen how George dealt with the weekend, there is a legend in the making.

  36. Max Dalton

    Max Dalton

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    Let's face it. Hamilton is a fraud multi champion, Russell in that car left everyone behind him, it was just pure bad luck he didn't win. I've said this about Hamilton for years, The car is the star, not him.

    • ceerw buty

      ceerw buty

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      my mind after this video: okay, okay, oww kay

  37. Jason

    Jason

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    Brit for Brit

  38. David Morgan

    David Morgan

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    Mercedes should have taken the chance with Russell and Hamilton as their drivers for 2021.

  39. iain c photography

    iain c photography

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    And the lad was robbed.

    • George Russell Fan 63

      George Russell Fan 63

      15 өдрийн өмнө

      Twice

  40. yasio bolo

    yasio bolo

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    Damnit dude you almost gave me a heart attack when you said “losing Lewis Hamilton due to COVID-19”. Please don’t do that again

  41. djb313

    djb313

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    My grand parents nextdoor neighbough is friends with him

  42. Larry Cloetta

    Larry Cloetta

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    If this race didn’t prove to everyone what the value of all of Hamilton’s pole and race wins “records” really are (nothing), then it’s only because of willful blindness. Put Hamilton in this year’s Williams and he’d never get out of the bottom third of the grid. Those “records” belong to the car, which is, and has been for Hamilton’s entire career there, by far the best car available to anyone, and pretty much anyone put into it would appear to be “one of the best drivers ever.” That’s what this race showed to anyone not blind to the reality.

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

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      Damnit dude you almost gave me a heart attack when you said “losing Lewis Hamilton due to COVID-19”. Please don’t do that again

  43. Michael Ross

    Michael Ross

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    Here's a thought.....now that Bottas and prima donna Hamilton have been found out. Mercedes could pay Russell ten times his current salary and save themselves around 30+ million pounds a year!

  44. Rafael.MY.online

    Rafael.MY.online

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    George deserves the seat in Mercedes, he proofed it last week, he simple need powerful car :)

  45. MERCURY RV Motorhomes

    MERCURY RV Motorhomes

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    The only practice and full race I have WANTED to watch for some years, proves what I have thought about Mr L H, if George Russell can drive a car not set up for him, in a real race this well (he won in my mind) then he should be driving in the top car team. An AMAZING performance for George, Mr L H should move over and show how good he is in a lesser car. If George is driving in the next race, I will WANT to watch the race! And all the race!

  46. Rodney Harry

    Rodney Harry

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    Brang it on!! George Russell; my man!! Killin it in a Mercedes F1.. Love ya work, baby!! Lookin good!! 👍🏾👍🏾

  47. Common Sensicle

    Common Sensicle

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    The cars the winner, so save money Hamilton on 40m , bring in Russel on 10m, results will be the same, give the savings to development team to stay ahead of the rest.

  48. G00DM0RNINGT0KY0!

    G00DM0RNINGT0KY0!

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    ahahaha hamilton would suck in a slow car

  49. Max G

    Max G

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    This is all a bit simple and says nothing we already know.

  50. Brent Bartley

    Brent Bartley

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    As soon as Lewis Hamilton equals Schumacher's record, How conveniently for him to get Covid 19 and for Mercedes to replace him with George Russell. Which in my book being a BLACK MAN you can equal a record but don't break it.

  51. Peter LF

    Peter LF

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    I’m not a Hamilton fan and this substitute showed that it’s the car and team that’s most important in winning.

  52. Autobahn Vault, LLC

    Autobahn Vault, LLC

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    Russell showed that Hamilton's Mercedes will make you a winner. Even if you're a junior in a car you're not familiar with. Hamilton can't wait to get his car back before that kid embarrasses him again.

  53. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guyt

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    "Russell won't beat bottas." Famous last words

  54. Jonathan Vogel

    Jonathan Vogel

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    Russel is Hamiltons replacement , its that simple .. He exposed Bottas .

  55. trebor8143

    trebor8143

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    Lando won't be calling George on stream asking for tips for starting at the back of the grid anymore

    • bouytt guyt

      bouytt guyt

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      So when the news of Hamilton's seat empty for Sunday's race, how many drivers put their hand up?

  56. soiung toiue

    soiung toiue

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    Damnit dude you almost gave me a heart attack when you said “losing Lewis Hamilton due to COVID-19”. Please don’t do that again

    • minners71

      minners71

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      Smh

  57. John Platt

    John Platt

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    Lewis tested false positive bet he asymptomatic

  58. edward mitoma

    edward mitoma

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    Russell showed what I’ve always said. Hamilton is weak sauce and just incredibly lucky.. He destroyed the entire field. Until the VS and then the flat. Bad juju that always benefits the other guy. Looked exactly the same as If Hamilton was in the car. Bottas ain’t great either. Lucky to have that ride. Hamilton just continues to rack up records because he has an advantage unlike the racing world has never seen. Russell who has never finished with a point goes out and was half a lap ahead and easily driving away from Bottas in a car he was completely unfamiliar with speaks volumes on who definitely ain’t the GOAT. Thanks Covid, you keep giving!

    • soiung toiue

      soiung toiue

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      he’s amazing

  59. Minty Pod

    Minty Pod

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    Damnit dude you almost gave me a heart attack when you said “losing Lewis Hamilton due to COVID-19”. Please don’t do that again

    • minners71

      minners71

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      Smh

  60. Fiberop

    Fiberop

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    Hamilton is a d bag so its great seeing Russell.

  61. Eneas Tavora

    Eneas Tavora

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    Obviously this vid was posted before the race. I've seen the last race. No comment !!

  62. nikki curtis

    nikki curtis

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    Replace Hamilton

  63. Myr Rosen

    Myr Rosen

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  64. John

    John

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    The result of the race just proves Hamilton is surely not the greatest F1 driver, when Russel a virtual novice can drive like he did in the same car , its definately the car that won Hamilton the titles, not a level playing field.

  65. Will Pine

    Will Pine

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    Dump Hamilton, replace with Russell, save $35M

    • Autobahn Vault, LLC

      Autobahn Vault, LLC

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      You bet that though already crossed their minds.

  66. Tsubasa Genzo

    Tsubasa Genzo

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    4:25 Lmao, imagine having a 444k subs MNmore channel about F1 and failing at that point to predict something so obvious.

  67. Broderick Carter

    Broderick Carter

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  68. sehhi vooty

    sehhi vooty

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    So when the news of Hamilton's seat empty for Sunday's race, how many drivers put their hand up?

  69. rio

    rio

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    They have to!

  70. rob biddlecombe

    rob biddlecombe

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    Formula one should have wildcard entries. That would make it more interesting.

    • sehhi vooty

      sehhi vooty

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      Mercedes should stick with white drivers

  71. Søren Laustsen

    Søren Laustsen

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    it's not George Russell's fault that you're making a mistake if you had not pulled him into the pitstop where you swap pm on the cover then there would have been a great chance he had won I'm just about to believe that Toto would have to lose or something do not quite believe in it but you could now well believe what I thought you should give George the chance at the last race this year and you should not ruin that race for George

  72. Jade-Anzary B. Maguid

    Jade-Anzary B. Maguid

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    I don't really a fan of George Russel

  73. mohd nasir

    mohd nasir

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    Replacing Bottas to Russel not Hamilton..

  74. summer wind

    summer wind

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    Because he is a B team for Ham. Since 2017

  75. Avg, Joes

    Avg, Joes

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    Replace Lewis Hamilton, I’d like to see Lewis drive a lesser car

    • VENOM OBL

      VENOM OBL

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      He would retire before that happens

    • devil's dad

      devil's dad

      8 өдрийн өмнө

      @niuean3000 he had only one championship before joining mercedes....

    • Boyz In Pain

      Boyz In Pain

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      Just swap Russell and Hamilton for 2021 season. If Hamilton still wins the championship, then he will worth 50 Million a year. If not.....but Russell wins the championship, then Hamilton pays Russell 50 Million from his own pocket.....I think it's a fair deal.

    • Noishiru -_-

      Noishiru -_-

      24 өдрийн өмнө

      @Daniel lewis has the consistency and the good decision making dude

    • Defund the BBC

      Defund the BBC

      26 өдрийн өмнө

      I'd like to see hamilton sacked

  76. AJ Media

    AJ Media

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    Hopefully it's the end of that whinging tosser Lewis

  77. jason west

    jason west

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    You really didnt think they would let him win!! Oh sorry we had put the wrong tyres on because were so thick.just would of proved it's just the car.

  78. cyborg1320

    cyborg1320

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    Humourless Hamilton is widely dis-liked by the British public.

    • Helen Green

      Helen Green

      24 өдрийн өмнө

      The whole world🗺️🌍🌎 wildly affectionately love❤️💋💜♥️💖💗 the King 👑Lewis Hamilton 💋❤️💜♥️💖💙💗💋👍😃😊. While on the other hand, on the opposite side, you wildly Dislike yourself and you hate your own Soul. What a Sad Viral-Mess (like Covid-19) you Dug up for yourself and wallow yourself in. No Way Out for you!!!

    • Regdu Geht

      Regdu Geht

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      Get well soon hamilton his my mf role model

  79. Adedolapo Adenaiya

    Adedolapo Adenaiya

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    Lewis helps develop the car can Russell do that right now

    • Ldull

      Ldull

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      @Adedolapo Adenaiya even without that feedback merc is unstoppable

    • Adedolapo Adenaiya

      Adedolapo Adenaiya

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      @Chloe B very funny shall we then say Russell is better than Hamilton cos I'm pretty sure Hamilton's feedback on car development is better than Russell's

  80. Richard Lízner

    Richard Lízner

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    4:52 oh boy, how he did impress. still makes me so sad. but the win for Perez was deserved, so I don't know what to think.

  81. Sky-view

    Sky-view

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    Bottas is a beast, a natural born racer. Unfortunately his car has been acting up like a wheel burrow this year with broken floors and flat tyres name it he’s had it this year. He gets poles and wins races. He’s the one

  82. Get More Clicks Media

    Get More Clicks Media

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    Have you done a post-race follow-up video?

  83. Regdu Geht

    Regdu Geht

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    Hamilton will be getting more hair replacement treatments.

  84. top gun

    top gun

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    Lewis should make another excuse letting George go again nx week

  85. TheRealD4VID

    TheRealD4VID

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    Russell beating Bottas was realistic but perhaps unlikely. Look how he owned Kubica and Latifi and his history winning those feeder series... This jerk knows nothing. Unsubbed.

  86. Doraan Cilliers

    Doraan Cilliers

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    Put Russell in bottas places he give lulu cry bby a run for his money

  87. ventisette.

    ventisette.

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    Fire Bottas who can’t handle the pressure, put Russell in his place and cut the niggah’s salary in half. That’s when we’ll see how good both of them really are.

    • Ldull

      Ldull

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      @Chloe B or Merc doesn‘t sign him anymore

  88. sikajaperkele

    sikajaperkele

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    Hamilton out. Russell in. Thank you.

  89. Shakiel Morechanlall

    Shakiel Morechanlall

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    Get well soon hamilton his my mf role model

  90. wyunaboy

    wyunaboy

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    wow, i realize that I'm getting older as I watch F1 drivers are now just like small boys who just graduated from middle school...

  91. Carl Simmons

    Carl Simmons

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    is it just a matter of 1 season before George Russel replaces Bottas!!!! would be great to see 2 British Drivers in a Mercedes Machine :-)

    • Ed Fran

      Ed Fran

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      @Carl Simmons Me too, I'd, love to see that happen. You never know it might still happen, and if Russell can live up to expectations Mercedes would have the best car and the best drivers, and as long as things don't get too dirty I think Lewis would welcome the challenge from Russell, and Russell's driving would improve, I remember when Lewis was partnered with Button even though Button was a world champion Lewis outshined Button, and Buttons driving improved a lot during that period.

    • Carl Simmons

      Carl Simmons

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      @Ed Fran totally fine with that, just like the idea of 2 British Drivers in the same team.

    • Ed Fran

      Ed Fran

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      Could be, but remember Mercedes is a German company

  92. DIgitusSmartas

    DIgitusSmartas

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    im no Merc fan but they should really be looking into breaking contract with Botas and signing Rusell. current Champ with future champ

  93. patriot union

    patriot union

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    Surely Russell has proven himself worthy of a top team place!

  94. Garry

    Garry

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    How many others could be world champion driving the best car ?

    • Ldull

      Ldull

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      18

  95. Dave Michael

    Dave Michael

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    Never liked Hamilton, but I Don't think that he's ill, stop those lies, everyones got tired of lies, believe me...

  96. Koragh

    Koragh

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    Here from the future He fucked up

    • Ldull

      Ldull

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      nah

  97. Krung Thep

    Krung Thep

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    Hamilton should stay home and count his money. Formula One is much more interesting without him

  98. KarsonNow

    KarsonNow

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    They could also take Kubica... Or not? It would be easier... And with better results...

  99. peyman farazmand

    peyman farazmand

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    russel is best for mercedes

    • toijg avnnr

      toijg avnnr

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      of Hamilton unless he retires which is not good for F1 if he says on for many more years.

  100. Sean_B

    Sean_B

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    This video did not age well; Russell was head and tails better than Bottas in all respects, and if not for a dumb team error and some extremely bad luck, Russell takes his first F1 win.

    • toijg avnnr

      toijg avnnr

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      This stinks, Mercedes could not afford to let Russell win. However it proves what I've always said is that any decent driver can drive this Mercedes. It makes you think who

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