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Max Verstappen has warning for Lewis Hamilton about George Russell joining Mercedes

Max Verstappen has warned title rival Lewis Hamilton of the threat of George Russell as he prepares to join Mercedes. On Thursday, Russell revealed he had already been informed where he will drive next season as rumours continue to mount regarding his future. 

The 23-year-old has been heavily touted to join the German manufacturer alongside Hamilton, forming a potentially explosive all-British pairing.

Mercedes are currently seven points clear of Red Bull in the Constructors’ Championship, while Hamilton is three points clear of Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship.

The gap was narrowed when the Belgian Grand Prix was aborted after just two laps behind the safety car, with the Dutchman being declared the race winner and awarded half points.

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The Finn has been linked with Alfa Romeo as the replacement for compatriot Kimi Raikkonen, who announced his intention to bring his illustrious career spanning two decades to a close at the end of the current season.

Meanwhile, Russell admitted he had already been informed of his future before the weekend of the Belgian Grand Prix.

“I know where I’ll be driving next year,” the Brit revealed.


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