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PADDOCK INSIDER: Why Mercedes opted to stick with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 04: Second placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Third

Just a few hours into Italian Grand Prix media day, in rival Ferrari’s backyard, Mercedes dropped the news the Formula 1 paddock has long been expecting – Lewis Hamilton has signed a new deal to race on with the team beyond the end of the season – and that his team mate George Russell would be sticking around too.

F1 Correspondent Lawrence Barretto explains why the Silver Arrows opted to stick rather than twist.

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