Driving for by far the weakest team in Formula 1, Williams rookie George Russell has done an exceptional job this year. For which team will he drive in the 2020 season?
ROKiT Williams Racing’s George Russell has had an excellent rookie season in Formula 1 thus far masked by the fact that Williams’ current car is pretty much a glorified Formula 2 car with next to no chance of finishing ahead of any non-Williams cars in any given race, much less scoring any points by finishing in the top 10.
Russell has consistently beaten teammate Robert Kubica in what is the first season driving for the Grove-based team for both drivers. Kubica, however, spent over four full seasons in Formula 1 from 2006 to 2010 before he was injured in a rally crash in February of 2011. He had not competed in Formula 1 since then prior to this year.
When Russell signed with Williams last October, his contract was revealed to be a multi-year contract, but as has become clear in recent weeks, contracts can contain certain clauses that drivers can trigger to get out of them before they expire.
With Russell being a Mercedes junior driver and his entry at Williams being backed by Mercedes, it is hard to imagine that he is already 100% locked in to Williams for the 2020 season.
So where will he end up driving next year?
Here are the top three possible landing spots for the 21-year-old Briton for the 2020 season.