The risk and reward of Russell's Mercedes opportunity
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The risk and reward of Russell's Mercedes opportunity

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Mercedes selecting George Russell as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in for the Sakhir Grand Prix provides a dynamic set to challenge both the British driver and Valtteri Bottas for different reasons, while potentially delivering the team some unexpected answers

Had Lewis Hamilton's positive coronavirus test come back when the teams gathered in the Bahrain paddock tomorrow, then there is little doubt that Stoffel Vandoorne would be making his Formula 1 return for Mercedes this weekend.

As designated reserve driver, Vandoorne is the man that Mercedes trust to jump in the car in an instant should one of their regular drivers suddenly find themselves unable to continue.

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