Now that Hamilton has become infected with the coronavirus, Mercedes must hurry to find a new driver for the second Grand Prix in Bahrain. However, Toto Wolff did not have to look far. Everyone wants to sit in the seat of the seven-time world champion!
Russell replaces Hamilton
However, the deal is already done. Mercedes takes Russell away from Williams for one race to race in Hamilton's place. This gives the Brit a huge opportunity to show himself against Valtteri Bottas and he can finally score his well-earned points.
Jack Aitken made the switch from Renault to Williams last year and is now reaping the benefits. As a reserve rider for the British team, he can fill in for Russell.