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Hamilton hints at Mercedes role change for Russell

Hamilton hints at Mercedes role change for Russell

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Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has openly stated that he no longer wants to be the Mercedes guinea pig and hopes his teammate George Russell can take over the role of testing experimental setups on race weekends.

Although Hamilton was despondent heading into Sunday’s race, claiming the W-13 was  “undrivable” and “only getting worse”, the Brit battled his way to third place on race day in Montreal to take home his second podium of the season.

Russell Role Change?
George Russell and Lewis Hamilton at the 2022 Miami Grand Prix | Photo credit: Jiri Krenek

Speaking after the race, the Silver Arrows star revealed his concerns about going overboard with experimental race set-ups as well as his hopes that Russell takes on more responsibility in terms of risking his weekend for the team.

“Maybe in the second half of the season George can do the experiments,” Hamilton said.

“We’re just trying to work… we’re…

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