BREAKING: Hamilton WILL drive for Mercedes at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix! | Hamilton & Russell latest

Craig Slater and Ted Kravitz give you all the latest news as Mercedes confirm Lewis Hamilton will be driving in the Mercedes for the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, while George Russell returns to Williams.
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  1. Malcolm Middleton

    Malcolm Middleton

    Maand geleden

    "I think George did an amazing job, and I think everyone knows that," he continued. That's the best Hamilton could come up with? No Lewis what do YOU think, tell the truth. He drove as well you have done in THAT car so either the car deserves more credit OR an apparent novice is as good as you? Which is it Lewis. Boy how I miss Jenson, his smile, his honesty and his respect.

  2. peter johnson

    peter johnson

    2 maanden geleden

    How can someone be 'destroyed' by a virus then jump back in an F1 car and finish on the podium? Can't be feeling that bad.

  3. MrRodzilla


    2 maanden geleden

    lewis wants to cover up the fact that any driver that mercedes chose would be winning

  4. Cali, westcoast H

    Cali, westcoast H

    2 maanden geleden

    Almost won ? 🤔

  5. Darrell Border

    Darrell Border

    2 maanden geleden

    Yay! Great for F1. Don't wish quarantine on anyone, but it's nice to see a different podium last week and would be this weekend, too, with someone else in the fastest car on grid.

  6. GaryCott64


    2 maanden geleden

    I never miss an F1 race, and as a Brit I'm quite supportive of hamilton, but there's just something about his character and personality that doesn't appeal to me. George Russell had me shouting encouragement at the top of my voice last Sunday. I've never been so engrossed in an F1 race. I personally feel that F1 needs a changing of the guard as it's become quite stale over the years, and watching it at times feels like I've just wasted 2 hours of my life. I prayed that George Russell would again give me something to shout about in Abu Dhabi. Alas it is not to be.

  7. Anne Rud

    Anne Rud

    2 maanden geleden

    As long as Mazepin gets the boot. What a creep. Notice how the media and drivers are too scared to comment on him? Creeper grabs his "friends" boobs. Something I allow my guy friends to do often...NOT.

  8. Jan Hilt

    Jan Hilt

    2 maanden geleden

    No all that is left is getting Ted an official mask instead of his old undies worked around with some scissors. 🤣👍

  9. stephen o'sullivanshow

    stephen o'sullivanshow

    2 maanden geleden

    Teds homemade mask is hilarious 😆

  10. Chris B

    Chris B

    2 maanden geleden

    Highly unlikely that his "tests" are legit. A great reason NOT to watch on Sunday. There is a massive groundswell of opinion, among Hamilton supporters also, that he adds nothing to F1 by his presence and it would be best served by him moving on and Russell stepping up. Russell is rounded, mature, savvy, popular and the future. Hamilton is the past and has been for some time, in attitude he has never been the future and has become toxic in both a sporting and political sense. Time to go. Bye bye.

  11. Beer Brewer

    Beer Brewer

    2 maanden geleden

    Why do so many people want to see Bottas replaced? He is in second for championship points and has 10 podiums this year. And he has had some bad luck. He is exactly what Mercedes wants for a second driver. There will never be the days of Nico and Lewis again. Bottas knows his place and readily accepts the shaft without lube.

  12. Shifter BBR

    Shifter BBR

    2 maanden geleden

    Hamilton can’t risk another outing for Russel, it shows that it is mainly the car that helps Hamilton win everything.

  13. Fabio Miranda

    Fabio Miranda

    2 maanden geleden

    Nosso melhor sempre será o Senna ! Mas esse é o novo Senninha !



    2 maanden geleden

    Lewis Hamilton is the ONLY Formula1 pilot (apart from Perez) positive to covid-19 and went to quarantine: what about the others? Hamilton has been more careful than anyone in F1, but what about the others?

  15. Matteo Menichinelli

    Matteo Menichinelli

    2 maanden geleden


  16. Ok Go

    Ok Go

    2 maanden geleden

    I think Lewis and Mercedes would have gained massively in many ways, possibly beyond their calculations, by letting George drive this last race. But now quite the opposite....... and I'm a Lewis fan.

  17. Maheshwar Chauhan

    Maheshwar Chauhan

    2 maanden geleden

    would hve loved to see george russell in mercedes again. now it will bw normal boring race with hamilton winning n bottas n max fighting for 2nd

  18. Eddie Marin

    Eddie Marin

    2 maanden geleden

    Well that made this final race alot less exciting thats for sure.

  19. Bryzo4_20


    2 maanden geleden

    Go on Lewis son just were belong.

  20. C C93

    C C93

    2 maanden geleden

    Makes sense. Seeing Russell in his car undermines his unique talent. I think less of Lewis's superhuman abilities after watching a guy without a single point on his way for an F1 win after four days in that car.

  21. jjbb18


    2 maanden geleden

    Let’s face it everyone glad Lewis is well but who really wanted him to come back for this race 🤣

  22. Cricket England

    Cricket England

    2 maanden geleden

    Normal service has been resumed

  23. Suaird


    2 maanden geleden

    Yes hes over his 'illness' and can make the final. Mazing that

  24. JoonTae Kim

    JoonTae Kim

    2 maanden geleden

    No, please keep running GR for Mercedes and RH for Williams!

  25. House Station Live .com

    House Station Live .com

    2 maanden geleden

    is abu dhabi a good place to move in ? looks like you're in shirt in december.

  26. lukino


    2 maanden geleden

    After russel it's clear that hamilton is a driver like any other....

    • lukino


      2 maanden geleden

      @Blaisethe only time hamilton had a strong driver in team, Rosberg, he lost the world championship, without mercedes he is nobody...

  27. Rafael Carlos de Castro Silva

    Rafael Carlos de Castro Silva

    2 maanden geleden

    Take a vacation man



    2 maanden geleden

    Happy for Lewis, another Pole and another Win for Lewis and the Team! Yes it would have been great to see George get another shot in the Mercedes AMG Petronas Car but I am positive that we haven't seen the last of George and the Mercedes F1 Team!

  29. nunohannover


    2 maanden geleden

    Send him on his well deserve vacations and get George a seat!

  30. Mumbi Yamba

    Mumbi Yamba

    2 maanden geleden

    Lewis Hamilton to valteri Bottas when he sees him ..."Dude WTF, I left you with a 22 year old and you still couldn't beat him".

  31. D Smith

    D Smith

    2 maanden geleden

    They mad Lewis gets to drive, wow! They wanted they boy Russel to be in the seat. They sound like Trump! Pathetic waste of souls..Lewis the best of all time, the greatest to do it!

  32. paul roberts

    paul roberts

    2 maanden geleden

    Back to usual boring Stuff then!

  33. Bike Vs Superbike

    Bike Vs Superbike

    2 maanden geleden

    ok, i have no more reasons to watch the gp

  34. rom Nuur

    rom Nuur

    2 maanden geleden

    Its HAMMER Time 😀

  35. Mac Sixtyfive

    Mac Sixtyfive

    2 maanden geleden

    I got an idea for this weekends finale at Abu Dhabi....Probably only me Give Mick Schumacher his first ever drive in a F1 car, in "Grosjean's" Haas in Practice 1 today. He missed out a few races ago. I think he really deserves that this year. Being the current F2 Champion. And to see both Lewis Hamilton on track with Mick Schumacher, in Lewis's record equaling 7th Championship this year, shared with Mick's Father. Would be absolutely brilliant!! It would be the best most memorable things Haas ever does in F1. Haas make it happen!!!! Haas will miss this golden once in a lifetime opportunity..and let that pathetic Pietro Fittipaldi drive again..................

  36. Timmy Schnitzel

    Timmy Schnitzel

    2 maanden geleden


  37. Helipeek


    2 maanden geleden

    Lewis who? Nope never heard of him....... former World Champion coming back to F1, like Alonso then?

  38. Lins Lins

    Lins Lins

    2 maanden geleden

    Lets admit the fact that we want more of russell racing for mercedes.

  39. AC BC

    AC BC

    2 maanden geleden

    He’s never left

  40. Kasimir Blust

    Kasimir Blust

    2 maanden geleden

    That is a great system. Would be glas to have a system like this in Germany...

  41. Chubby Nabs

    Chubby Nabs

    2 maanden geleden

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo let George drive

  42. Stephen Miles

    Stephen Miles

    2 maanden geleden

    Will the drivers have to keep the wristbands on while in the car? I’m guessing those green doodads don’t meet FIAs fire-retardant testing protocols.

  43. ROV Canada

    ROV Canada

    2 maanden geleden

    Good job guys, excellent reporting. Say it how it is.

  44. MuhamkrishArum Arum

    MuhamkrishArum Arum

    2 maanden geleden

    WelCome Back Lewis Hamilton. Lead again Mercedes car In F1 Abu Dhabi .

  45. gothic pagan

    gothic pagan

    2 maanden geleden

    Like any driver that has been driving a slower car at the limit, after driving a faster car and then jumping back into the slower one, that slow car will be made to go quicker.

  46. Man Kay

    Man Kay

    2 maanden geleden

    Just an imagination... why not let George and Vandoorne drive in this race... Just for the sake of having fun... I strongly believe... Both of them will have tons of fun

  47. moc 009

    moc 009

    2 maanden geleden

    The unfortunate news is that Jack Aitken won't get to drive now!

  48. First Last

    First Last

    2 maanden geleden

    Man.... Lucky George didn't win. He has to stop him driving this weekend.... Just in case..

  49. Topher Hendrickson

    Topher Hendrickson

    2 maanden geleden

    So annoyed....

  50. Jasper Janse van Rensburg

    Jasper Janse van Rensburg

    2 maanden geleden

    Would have been nice to at least give George one win. And if anybody thinks Hamilton is going to leave anytime soon, forget about it. Probably wants 10 world championships. So by THAT time, the probability of Mercedes still having a totally dominant car, simply based on history of having had different teams rise and fall, is very low. So in three years time Russel will fight in the midfield with the merc. Boring times ahead....

  51. Ethan Dong

    Ethan Dong

    2 maanden geleden

    Anyone else feel Mercedes went extra miles to get Lewis back? They even have a back plan as Stofel drives practice and Lewis drives qualify, and Stofel will be back in car if Lewis do not feel well. why do they try this hard??? I do not get it

  52. hammer #44

    hammer #44

    2 maanden geleden

    I'm so happy to hear this news..

  53. Joe Lawler

    Joe Lawler

    2 maanden geleden

    From a spectator's point if view, I want something to see. So I would rather russle raced again .

  54. Dalton Anderson

    Dalton Anderson

    2 maanden geleden

    You think a 7 time champion will sit out for the last race of the season to give another shot to a driver who in my opinion had a absolute amazing drive for being in the car for only a weekend! But I get it, that’s his car but still you gotta give George another shot at it, you never know what could happen!

  55. Jk M

    Jk M

    2 maanden geleden

    Long live the King

  56. Jk M

    Jk M

    2 maanden geleden

    Wonderful News

  57. Louel


    2 maanden geleden

    Hamilton should just give this one to george as an early xmas present...just watch from the sidelines and see how george takes on bottas, lecrec, max and checo....or better yet hamilton should drive this race for williams that would be worth seeing to end the year with a bang!

  58. Tropic Co

    Tropic Co

    2 maanden geleden

    I was looking forward to seeing G.Russel in the Merc. So unfortunate that he’s first opportunity was a miss fire. Still a Lewis fan.

  59. Atombrot


    2 maanden geleden

    Actually its a shame that George isn‘t back in the car. And also it‘s very unfair that the superstars of this world get a special Covid-Treatment.

  60. Chuck


    2 maanden geleden

    So will Russel be covering for Bottas this time?

  61. jastallion45


    2 maanden geleden

    Bring your melanin back into the paddock Lewis. Things were looking rather pale and dull.

  62. Scott Curl

    Scott Curl

    2 maanden geleden

    Sad for George, more sad for fans.....

  63. Milan Jansen

    Milan Jansen

    2 maanden geleden

    Just look at how perfectly Merc will work this weekend again... F1 has become more of a Hollywood sellout that WWE.

  64. raghavendra agadkar

    raghavendra agadkar

    2 maanden geleden

    Let Lewis drive Williams F1 car for this weekend and Russell continue driving Mercedes

    • theharesbreath


      2 maanden geleden

      Who knows, Lewis might have said yes, just for the challenge of it! Or maybe not

  65. Andy.mtb.simracing


    2 maanden geleden

    How convenient hours to spare! And that it was just the one race for George! Hmmmm.....

  66. Redskies453


    2 maanden geleden


  67. Rushil Patel

    Rushil Patel

    2 maanden geleden


  68. charlie james

    charlie james

    2 maanden geleden

    Same here



    2 maanden geleden

    Happy to see Lewis back in action for last race of this year. Take care Lewis. 😀😃🙂😄👍👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏🙏🤎💜💙💚

  70. Cars in the Wild

    Cars in the Wild

    2 maanden geleden

    Go away Lewis. You already won the Championship. Give Russell another drive in the Merc. Lewis is too scared he's getting shown up that it's been mostly the car and luck for him vs. pure talent. Schumacher still the more talented driver. He NEVER at that much of a car advantage.

  71. marshallmarthes


    2 maanden geleden

    Cause he’s the king of F1 of course he’s allowed

  72. GizzmoD


    2 maanden geleden

    News Flash: bottas has the shits... go george!!!!

  73. Babs 3121

    Babs 3121

    2 maanden geleden

    Happy to see these kind comments about Lewis' return. He had a potentially life altering virus that could have wiped him and his team out so this humane response is heartwarming. Kudos F1 fans and welcome back Lewis.

    • Babs 3121

      Babs 3121

      2 maanden geleden

      Are you a doctor? Of course it's potentially life altering like I said and following on from experts advice about the long term effects of contracting it. Covid is no joke so don't tell me what to say. There's always someone to put a negative spin on a positive statement. 😒 Anyway like I said kudos to those of you welcoming Lewis back and wishing him well.

  74. Dennis Fernandez

    Dennis Fernandez

    2 maanden geleden

    Give George Russell another drive in the Mercedes.

  75. Xavier Lemos

    Xavier Lemos

    2 maanden geleden

    I was really hoping he will sit out until 2022 and to duke it out with defending world champion George Russell...

  76. Richard McGivern

    Richard McGivern

    2 maanden geleden

    Slater. What are talking about. The car is the top of the Bill. George demonstrated that so well last week and George is way better driver, he snuffed out Bottas immediately.

  77. Mpho Mokoena

    Mpho Mokoena

    2 maanden geleden

    There's only one thing Mercedes can do sacrifice Bottas right now surely... Also poor Vandoorne (spelling might be wrong) guy didn't even get considered for the job despite being the reserve driver

  78. AussieBattler46


    2 maanden geleden

    Boring. Wanting to see Russell drive again. Hamilton should drive the Williams this weekend and see how he goes .

  79. Huey Freeman

    Huey Freeman

    2 maanden geleden

    Come on Lewis, chill out and let Russell get another shot in the car.

  80. syfax


    2 maanden geleden

    Did Ted find his mask on the floor or what? Hard times at Sky Sports F1 LOL

  81. mark nvt

    mark nvt

    2 maanden geleden

    I don't get mercedes, they have the WC, they have the constructors prize, Their champ was sick, why take all the risk to put him in a car. Let him retire and use his spot to see other upcoming talents like Russel. Its the last race of the season, there is really nothing to win for Hamilton, just another meaningless boring race...

  82. Paul H

    Paul H

    2 maanden geleden

    Congrats to Lewis on winning this Sunday's race

  83. Patrick Lemire

    Patrick Lemire

    2 maanden geleden


  84. Vishnu Prakash Prasannan

    Vishnu Prakash Prasannan

    2 maanden geleden

    Nobody liked that

  85. Lachlan McMillan

    Lachlan McMillan

    2 maanden geleden

    *everybody dislikes this

  86. Hepdy


    2 maanden geleden

    the greatest thing in my dream was, ever to drive a Mercedes Benz, it was better than going to the moon.

  87. Anwar Latip

    Anwar Latip

    2 maanden geleden

    for Lewis..he deserved it..hes still contracted..n he s never failed to deliver...always winning..!!for g Russell...he wl drive 2022.. coz he earned proven last wonder..even former twice champion Alonso predicted g champion un the of m shu..n l hamilton..kl malaysia

  88. RST UV

    RST UV

    2 maanden geleden

    Yawn. Can't think of anything more boring.

  89. SM


    2 maanden geleden

    We all get the flu,get a cold n have a sneeze get bunged up sometimes it gets bad when we lose energy n stay in bed for a few days always have done,anyone remember last yr and the yrs before that? Unfortunately thousands n milloins of people die including our loved ones . Now the whole effing world is at a stand still and we lose our jobs,cant socialize its all blox. I dont wear a mask no supermarket can stop me.

  90. Zekiel Flores

    Zekiel Flores

    2 maanden geleden

    Does anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that this will be Hamilton’s last race. So instead of giving Russel the drive for Sunday he might just give it to him for 2021? Idk just a hope that Mr.Hammy will retire at the top of his game on his own terms ya know?

  91. Paulo G

    Paulo G

    2 maanden geleden

    the Abu Dhabi authority paid a lot of money for the F1 race, so no surprise there if they “bend” the rules to have the greatest driver, the world champion in the race. Money talks!!!!!

  92. Jamaal S

    Jamaal S

    2 maanden geleden

    Reddit is going to be so mad

  93. arun skyline

    arun skyline

    2 maanden geleden

    Lewis has proved himself. He is the best f1 drive. I think its time for him to step aside and give others a chance to prove. I would really love to see George Russel in mercedes again.

  94. Marcelo Grifoni

    Marcelo Grifoni

    2 maanden geleden

    This is the biggest BS I ever heard!!!! I may be wrong (just my opinion), but it seems a bit strange that only one week and Hamilton is back??? What about the 10-14 days quarantine? If, just IF, he actually had the virus, he should not be able to come back, even if he feels good - he should be place in isolation. I don't thing Mercedes (Hamilton) are telling the truth about this. Maybe they just want to try George, I don't know, just this doesn't sound right.

  95. jason bell

    jason bell

    2 maanden geleden

    From some comments, if you don’t follow F1 you would think Lewis Hamilton never won a race or a championship. However glad that Lewis is well again along with others around the world that’s recovered or recovering from COVID 19. We don’t know who is next in the fight.

  96. טדי אברהם

    טדי אברהם

    2 maanden geleden

    If liwis was in that wiiliiams car have allredy some points.

  97. Parent control

    Parent control

    2 maanden geleden

    Moment of silence for George russell

  98. Shrimp Shrubbery

    Shrimp Shrubbery

    2 maanden geleden

    Glad Lewis has tested negative and is feeling better, but take some more time to recover. Let George race again.

  99. Luis Colón

    Luis Colón

    2 maanden geleden

    Ted you aren’t a 7WDC...that’s all...

  100. Saw64


    2 maanden geleden

    Yayayayayyayaya the man is bk