Russell says driving the W10 was “a pleasure”

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After completing tyre testing for Williams on Tuesday, George Russell jumped into the Mercedes W10 for Wednesday’s test session. The Briton says it was a pleasure to drive the championship winning car.

This was the second time Russell, a Mercedes junior driver, had the opportunity to drive Mercedes’ 2019 machine. The Briton first drove the W10 at the in-season test in Bahrain earlier this year.

“It’s been a pleasure driving the championship-winning W10 today,” said Russell.

“We tested the 2020 tyres and I’ve learned a huge amount about them which I’m sure will help both myself and the team going into next season, which is very positive.”

Russell will drive a Mercedes “mule car” next week, to further test the 2020 tyres.

“It’s been an enjoyable day at the track and I’ll get more track-time in next week when I’ll do the tyre development test for Pirelli before my season finally comes to a close.

“I’m excited for a few days off to relax a little before I’m back to my training regime to get the best possible preparation for 2020.

“My first season in Formula One has been a steep learning curve and I’m already looking forward to Australia when we go racing again next year,” concluded the Briton.

Source: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

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