George Russell hoping for multi-year deal with next F1 contract
George Russell wants his next Formula 1 contract to be a multi-year deal to have consistency that will enable him to “grow and progress”.
The 23-year-old Briton’s three-year deal with Williams expires at the end of 2021, making Russell a free agent as he looks to secure his F1 future for 2022 and beyond.
Russell has been heavily linked with a Mercedes seat thanks to his regular starring performances for Williams and is set to go head-to-head with Valtteri Bottas for a drive with the reigning world champions, assuming seven-time world champion Hamilton continues in F1.
Speaking about his future ahead of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, Russell stressed he is targeting a multi-year contract regardless of where he ends up in 2022.
“I definitely think in the position I am currently being a free agent as such going into next year is a good position to be in,” Russell said.
“I think stability and longevity is important. I think it’s so clear with people moving around recently how difficult it is to jump in and adapt to a new team.
“Wherever I find myself next year, I’d like it to be for a couple of years, because it’s so important to have that consistency to be able to grow and progress.”