Russell and Canadian team-mate Nicolas Latiffi each signed with the staff for 2021 previous to its sale earlier this yr, however current hypothesis has recommended new house owners Dorilton Capital could also be trying to herald a pay driver.
Questions over the rumours surfaced forward of this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix, however a defiant Russell mentioned: “I’ve a contract for subsequent yr. Nothing has modified in anyway from my contractual perspective beneath the brand new possession.
“I’ve not spoken to the brand new house owners about it as a result of from my aspect there are not any considerations. They are going to all be right here this weekend. I’m positive any air can be cleared however I’m not involved.”
Russel has said he’ll search assurances from long-term backers Mercedes ought to he have any trigger to all of the sudden really feel fearful about his future.
“I’m in touch with the fellows at Mercedes weekly, we’re at all times staying in contact. I really feel privileged to have them behind me,” added Russell.
“I suppose within the coming weeks if there have been to be any causes to fret… If it actually involves that, clearly I can be talking to them, however proper right here, proper now I’ve no causes to be involved. “
Latifi, who brings funding to the staff, additionally moved to verify his place. He mentioned: “Like George mentioned, now we have a contract. I’m assured I’ll have a contract right here subsequent yr and that I’m going to be on the grid subsequent yr.”
With Haas saying it’s to launch Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen on the finish of the yr, and with the likes of Perez and Nico Hülkenberg additionally accessible, Russell is conscious there’s a giant pool of skilled drivers presently in the marketplace.
However he reiterated his perception in his Williams’ future following the current takeover, including: “There are such a lot of nice divers who can be found combating for a spot on the grid proper now. In the end, it’s within the driver’s fingers to go on the market and show what he can do.
“The monetary worries that will have been across the staff in years passed by are not there. With the brand new funding and new house owners round, it’s actually thrilling. I’ve seen glimpses of what they’re doing.
“The route we’re heading is a extremely thrilling time, not just for them but additionally for me – to have gone by way of the struggles of the previous 18 months and to be a part of the journey, into 2021 to hopefully propel the staff right into a midfield battle.”
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