“I always tell George Russell, if you drive well you will race with us, otherwise in the Renault Clio Cup. Today he is closer to the Renault Clio Cup”. Toto Wolff it was ironic in scolding George Russell after the accident with Valtteri Bottas in the Emilia Romagna and Made in Italy Grand Prix at Imola. Russell today apologized to the Finn and not only through social media in an unequal duel at the level of cars that took place yesterday at Imola, an occasion in which George Russell probably sought too much heroism to prove he deserved the seat in Mercedes.
— Renault Sport Series (@RenaultSpSeries) April 18, 2021
In any case, Renault did not miss the opportunity to give some visibility to its championship and on Twitter presented Mercedes with a pre-filled form to enroll George Russell for the next leg of the Clio Cup scheduled in Monza. “Don’t worry Mercedes, we’ll pay”. If Russell does not find a place in Mercedes in 2022, it is very unlikely that he will find admirers elsewhere. In the past Ferrari had already looked for him finding the closure of the Brackley team. The 1998 class is a crystalline talent, who will hardly find himself forced to take refuge in the Clio Cup.