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Fenland driver George Russell to replace Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton to race in Bahrain

Fenland-born George Russell will replace Formula One's reigning champion Lewis Hamilton for his Mercedes team in this weekend's Grand Prix in Bahrain.

George, 22, from Tydd St Giles and a former Wisbech Grammar School pupil, will take Hamilton's place after he was forced to withdraw from the Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for covid-19.

In an interview with the BBC's Formula One writer George Benson, George described his step up as a "great chance to learn from the best outfit on the grid right now".

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