Mercedes protégé George Russell made it clear that it does not relies on performance in the Friday practice in the season of 2018.
In the final part of the championship in 2017, the British conducted several training sessions as part of Force India and became a reserve driver at the team from Silverstone next year.
“I need to discuss this issue with the leadership of Mercedes, but I think they are happy with my work – quoted by Russell F1Today. – Of course, my priority in 2018 will be Formula 2. At the end of this season, I spoke at the Friday practice for Force India, but this was possible only because I was ahead of schedule won the title in GP3.
Don’t want one program interfere with another. I know that if next year I will become the champion of F2, we get a chance in Formula 1. Participation in Friday’s training, provided not too successful performances in Formula 2 will give nothing. So it is important to set priorities.”
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