Plus a Mercedes GLA, the Alpha Ace electric coupe and your hosts' favorite cars of the year
Russell has long been tipped as a future Mercedes driver -- either when Hamilton retires or the team lose faith in Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas -- and now has the chance to really show what he can do. The 2018 Formula Two champion has wrung every last bit of performance out of an uncompetitive car at tail-enders Williams -- boasting a 36-0 qualifying record over team mates Robert Kubica (2019) and Nicholas Latifi (2020).
We chat about our time with some impressive European metal this week
Aston Martin is set to join Mercedes next season as a provider of Formula One's official safety cars, according to media reports on Tuesday. Racefans.net reported that Aston Martin would supply safety and medical cars at 12 of the 23 scheduled races in key markets, with the existing Mercedes cars used at the rest. It said Aston Martin's new DBX SUV, which uses a Mercedes-AMG V8 engine, would be used as a medical car.