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Russell will "no doubt" be a world champion

Russell will "no doubt" be a world champion

Russell will "no doubt" be a world champion

Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale
Russell will "no doubt" be a world champion

Williams CEO and team principal Jost Capito has "no doubt" George Russell will become F1 world champion.

Russell has helped Williams climb from the foot of the table after two difficult seasons, becoming a qualifying specialist and breaking his points duck with the team ahead of the summer break.

The British driver is heavily linked with the second Mercedes seat for next season with a decision expected to be made ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Capito has worked with numerous world champions in both F1 and the world of rallying and when asked by GPFans Global if he believed Russell had what it takes to win the world title, he replied: "Yes. I absolutely believe that.

"But it's difficult to compare the different drivers over the different decades.

"They all were very different, but George shows everything a modern race driver has to have to get to the very top and I'm convinced he will be world champion. I don't doubt that a second.

"Of course, when I came in, I knew that he is good, but he impressed me in various areas.

"It's not just his talent, it is his professionalism, how he is working, that he can also switch off and do something different and then focus again fully on racing.

"He's very much balanced and he's just unbelievably talented, but also working hard. He knows that his talent alone is not enough anymore.

"Also, I like his mindset, how he works, how he speaks, how he handles the media, for a 23-year-old, it's very, very impressive."

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