F1 | Russell signs with Williams. Minardi “A positive sign for all young drivers”

Next year’s starting grid will host another young driver after Antonio Giovinazzi and Lando Norris. This iwll be George Russell who will wear the colours of the Williams team thanks to a multiyear contract, even if we do not yet know the name of his team mate.

Russell currently leads the Formula 2 ladder with an important gap from his direct rivals. The championship will close at Abu Dhabi.

Russell’s arrival is an important signal to all the young drivers, as well as a good sign of change and I must congratulate Williams. We can expect an interesting 2019 with a number of new faces on the starting grid of the 21 grands prix. In all probability, the other side of the medal will be the loss (I hope temporary) of Esteban Ocon, a very promising young driver who will know how to come back into the group shortly,” commented Gian Carlo Minardi.