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

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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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Russel driving a Mercedes 🤩🤯
KSH
KSH Օր առաջ
Ayo wt heck?
Arsh X
Arsh X 4 օր առաջ
Visible confusion
Steve Stavynzi
Steve Stavynzi 13 օր առաջ
admin forgot to switch account
Smijo Joju
Smijo Joju 16 օր առաջ
It’s everyday you see AM-posts commenting.
SkywaveX38
SkywaveX38 17 օր առաջ
AM-posts on to the F1 game as well huh. Cool 👀
Abang Sabri
Abang Sabri 2 ժամ առաջ
He should be given a place as Mercedes driver..
Alan Kirk
Alan Kirk Օր առաջ
George Russel would could and given the chance will beat Hamilton and Hamilton knows it he would make him look normal that’s why he doesn’t want George to be a team mate anyway Hamilton has ruined his career with his new political stance
M Ali
M Ali 5 օր առաջ
Russel is really made most of that opportunity - Bottas beaten like there's no 2moro
john moncrieff
john moncrieff 10 օր առաջ
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!
Chris Fleming
Chris Fleming 11 օր առաջ
Mercedes should offer Lewis to alpine in exchange for fernando Alonso. That would vastly improve their brand and give the viewers a great spectacle.
matias Hager
matias Hager 11 օր առաջ
The need to replace bottas!
RICHIE KLuTcH
RICHIE KLuTcH 13 օր առաջ
The first engine was burn in the USA by a blk man
Anthony AT
Anthony AT 13 օր առաջ
So Hamilton got a knighthood for beating Bottas basically.
Aviation Nerds
Aviation Nerds 14 օր առաջ
They should have replaced bottas
Aviation Nerds
Aviation Nerds 14 օր առաջ
@Leon Lukah np also I’m a new f1 fan yay!
Leon Lukah
Leon Lukah 14 օր առաջ
@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 14 օր առաջ
@Leon Lukah also it’s corona
Aviation Nerds
Aviation Nerds 14 օր առաջ
@Leon Lukah no I’m saying that if George Russell had a open seat in Mercedes they should remove bottas
Leon Lukah
Leon Lukah 14 օր առաջ
But bottas didnt have la rona
JrP
JrP 17 օր առաջ
Man, He's a BEAST when he was on Mercedes, Would love to see him in Mercedes team on 2021
Jordan andrews
Jordan andrews 17 օր առաջ
Get Hamilton out
Leon Lukah
Leon Lukah 14 օր առաջ
Why would they get the best formula 1 driver in history out?
I Love Grapes
I Love Grapes 18 օր առաջ
He deserved to win
John Dough
John Dough 19 օր առաջ
Lol. Lewis has 15% too much Black in him. He spoke out too much about that 15% Black issues
Lotacy
Lotacy 20 օր առաջ
I wonder who they will bring in too partner with Bottas now that Hamilton is a free agent.
Amy Williams
Amy Williams 20 օր առաջ
I never trusted this crap driver
MR Andersson - matrix account
MR Andersson - matrix account 26 օր առաջ
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.
Fastbikkel
Fastbikkel 26 օր առաջ
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.
Major Chungus
Major Chungus 28 օր առաջ
Hamilton was a liability politically.
Hudson Hayer
Hudson Hayer 28 օր առաջ
He will never be better then Hamilton
supermod
supermod Ամիս առաջ
how mercedes just pay hamilton 10x more than russell, he is ready to take wins as we saw
M4rcin
M4rcin Ամիս առաջ
1:55 You sure about that?
El Martincho Pincho
El Martincho Pincho Ամիս առաջ
As much as we all love botas..... in just one race with merc we seen who really deserves that seat
tcjensen1
tcjensen1 Ամիս առաջ
Hilarious in hindsight. Russell not only destroyed Bottas, but proved Hamilton is overrated, lol
skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo
skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo Ամիս առաջ
The car was renumbered the 63 for the race.
Richard Boyes
Richard Boyes Ամիս առաջ
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?
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy Ամիս առաջ
He's finally going to get his first long-awaited point at least!
Karlie Sloane
Karlie Sloane Ամիս առաջ
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Roland Lawrence
Roland Lawrence Ամիս առաջ
i thought it was because GR has a 10 year deal with Toto?
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy Ամիս առաջ
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
Feline Prime
Feline Prime Ամիս առաջ
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.
Dreamy
Dreamy Ամիս առաջ
Mercedes: chooses Russel to replace Hamilton 👍 Mercedes: pretends that Ocon never existed 😂
yasio bolo
yasio bolo Ամիս առաջ
Really amazing
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni Ամիս առաջ
would be a fun video!!
yasio bolo
yasio bolo Ամիս առաջ
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
Stuart Austin
Stuart Austin Ամիս առաջ
Just goes to show its not Lewis winning its the car.
Giovanni Beltran
Giovanni Beltran Ամիս առաջ
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Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni Ամիս առաջ
Brang it on!! George Russell; my man!! Killin it in a Mercedes F1.. Love ya work, baby!! Lookin good!! 👍🏾👍🏾
formulafan
formulafan Ամիս առաջ
Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!
Zeno C
Zeno C Ամիս առաջ
Hamilton .........Kangz!
ceerw buty
ceerw buty Ամիս առաջ
"Modern F1 doesn't allow you to simply jump into another car and be competitive ... " eheheeh
James Young
James Young Ամիս առաջ
It is funny to watch this a week later having seen how George dealt with the weekend, there is a legend in the making.
Max Dalton
Max Dalton Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
my mind after this video: okay, okay, oww kay
Jason
Jason Ամիս առաջ
Brit for Brit
David Morgan
David Morgan Ամիս առաջ
Mercedes should have taken the chance with Russell and Hamilton as their drivers for 2021.
iain c photography
iain c photography Ամիս առաջ
And the lad was robbed.
George Russell Fan 63
George Russell Fan 63 22 օր առաջ
Twice
yasio bolo
yasio bolo Ամիս առաջ
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
djb313
djb313 Ամիս առաջ
My grand parents nextdoor neighbough is friends with him
Larry Cloetta
Larry Cloetta Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
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
Michael Ross
Michael Ross Ամիս առաջ
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!
Rafael.MY.online
Rafael.MY.online Ամիս առաջ
George deserves the seat in Mercedes, he proofed it last week, he simple need powerful car :)
MERCURY RV Motorhomes
MERCURY RV Motorhomes Ամիս առաջ
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!
Rodney Harry
Rodney Harry Ամիս առաջ
Brang it on!! George Russell; my man!! Killin it in a Mercedes F1.. Love ya work, baby!! Lookin good!! 👍🏾👍🏾
Common Sensicle
Common Sensicle Ամիս առաջ
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.
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ً Ամիս առաջ
ahahaha hamilton would suck in a slow car
Max G
Max G Ամիս առաջ
This is all a bit simple and says nothing we already know.
Brent Bartley
Brent Bartley Ամիս առաջ
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.
Peter LF
Peter LF Ամիս առաջ
I’m not a Hamilton fan and this substitute showed that it’s the car and team that’s most important in winning.
Autobahn Vault, LLC
Autobahn Vault, LLC Ամիս առաջ
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.
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt Ամիս առաջ
"Russell won't beat bottas." Famous last words
Jonathan Vogel
Jonathan Vogel Ամիս առաջ
Russel is Hamiltons replacement , its that simple .. He exposed Bottas .
trebor8143
trebor8143 Ամիս առաջ
Lando won't be calling George on stream asking for tips for starting at the back of the grid anymore
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt Ամիս առաջ
So when the news of Hamilton's seat empty for Sunday's race, how many drivers put their hand up?
soiung toiue
soiung toiue Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
Smh
John Platt
John Platt Ամիս առաջ
Lewis tested false positive bet he asymptomatic
edward mitoma
edward mitoma Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
he’s amazing
Minty Pod
Minty Pod Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
Smh
Fiberop
Fiberop Ամիս առաջ
Hamilton is a d bag so its great seeing Russell.
Eneas Tavora
Eneas Tavora Ամիս առաջ
Obviously this vid was posted before the race. I've seen the last race. No comment !!
nikki curtis
nikki curtis Ամիս առաջ
Replace Hamilton
Myr Rosen
Myr Rosen Ամիս առաջ
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John
John Ամիս առաջ
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.
Will Pine
Will Pine Ամիս առաջ
Dump Hamilton, replace with Russell, save $35M
Autobahn Vault, LLC
Autobahn Vault, LLC Ամիս առաջ
You bet that though already crossed their minds.
Tsubasa Genzo
Tsubasa Genzo Ամիս առաջ
4:25 Lmao, imagine having a 444k subs AM-posts channel about F1 and failing at that point to predict something so obvious.
Broderick Carter
Broderick Carter Ամիս առաջ
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sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty Ամիս առաջ
So when the news of Hamilton's seat empty for Sunday's race, how many drivers put their hand up?
rio
rio Ամիս առաջ
They have to!
rob biddlecombe
rob biddlecombe Ամիս առաջ
Formula one should have wildcard entries. That would make it more interesting.
sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty Ամիս առաջ
Mercedes should stick with white drivers
Søren Laustsen
Søren Laustsen Ամիս առաջ
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
Jade-Anzary B. Maguid
Jade-Anzary B. Maguid Ամիս առաջ
I don't really a fan of George Russel
mohd nasir
mohd nasir Ամիս առաջ
Replacing Bottas to Russel not Hamilton..
summer wind
summer wind Ամիս առաջ
Because he is a B team for Ham. Since 2017
Avg, Joes
Avg, Joes Ամիս առաջ
Replace Lewis Hamilton, I’d like to see Lewis drive a lesser car
VENOM OBL
VENOM OBL 11 օր առաջ
He would retire before that happens
devil's dad
devil's dad 15 օր առաջ
@niuean3000 he had only one championship before joining mercedes....
Boyz In Pain
Boyz In Pain 21 օր առաջ
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 -_- Ամիս առաջ
@Daniel lewis has the consistency and the good decision making dude
Defund the BBC
Defund the BBC Ամիս առաջ
I'd like to see hamilton sacked
AJ Media
AJ Media Ամիս առաջ
Hopefully it's the end of that whinging tosser Lewis
jason west
jason west Ամիս առաջ
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.
cyborg1320
cyborg1320 Ամիս առաջ
Humourless Hamilton is widely dis-liked by the British public.
Helen Green
Helen Green Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
Get well soon hamilton his my mf role model
Adedolapo Adenaiya
Adedolapo Adenaiya Ամիս առաջ
Lewis helps develop the car can Russell do that right now
Ldull
Ldull Ամիս առաջ
@Adedolapo Adenaiya even without that feedback merc is unstoppable
Adedolapo Adenaiya
Adedolapo Adenaiya Ամիս առաջ
@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
Richard Lízner
Richard Lízner Ամիս առաջ
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.
Sky-view
Sky-view Ամիս առաջ
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
Get More Clicks Media
Get More Clicks Media Ամիս առաջ
Have you done a post-race follow-up video?
Regdu Geht
Regdu Geht Ամիս առաջ
Hamilton will be getting more hair replacement treatments.
top gun
top gun Ամիս առաջ
Lewis should make another excuse letting George go again nx week
TheRealD4VID
TheRealD4VID Ամիս առաջ
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.
Doraan Cilliers
Doraan Cilliers Ամիս առաջ
Put Russell in bottas places he give lulu cry bby a run for his money
ventisette.
ventisette. Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
@Chloe B or Merc doesn‘t sign him anymore
sikajaperkele
sikajaperkele Ամիս առաջ
Hamilton out. Russell in. Thank you.
Michael Yung
Michael Yung Ամիս առաջ
Get well soon hamilton his my mf role model
wyunaboy
wyunaboy Ամիս առաջ
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...
Carl Simmons
Carl Simmons Ամիս առաջ
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 Ամիս առաջ
@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 Ամիս առաջ
@Ed Fran totally fine with that, just like the idea of 2 British Drivers in the same team.
Ed Fran
Ed Fran Ամիս առաջ
Could be, but remember Mercedes is a German company
DIgitusSmartas
DIgitusSmartas Ամիս առաջ
im no Merc fan but they should really be looking into breaking contract with Botas and signing Rusell. current Champ with future champ
patriot union
patriot union Ամիս առաջ
Surely Russell has proven himself worthy of a top team place!
Garry
Garry Ամիս առաջ
How many others could be world champion driving the best car ?
Ldull
Ldull Ամիս առաջ
18
Dave Michael
Dave Michael Ամիս առաջ
Never liked Hamilton, but I Don't think that he's ill, stop those lies, everyones got tired of lies, believe me...
Koragh
Koragh Ամիս առաջ
Here from the future He fucked up
Ldull
Ldull Ամիս առաջ
nah
Krung Thep
Krung Thep Ամիս առաջ
Hamilton should stay home and count his money. Formula One is much more interesting without him
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