And Russell is glad to be competing with the famous British team, despite having an eye on making a step up with Mercedes one day.
“Who knows, who knows? I am a Mercedes driver,” Russell said. “But when I signed with Williams, I signed a three-year deal, so that was clear from the outset.
“Certain things happened or didn’t happen [to take Bottas’ seat] over the course of the last few months, but nevertheless I am grateful in my position.”
King’s Lynn-born Russell will compete in the second British Grand Prix of his career on Sunday.
The Williams driver will start 15th on the grid at Silverstone, with team-mate Latifi qualifying in 20th.
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