Russell Almost Certain To Test For Williams In Abu Dhabi

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George Russell is set to test for Williams Martini Racing at the Post Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test at the Yas Marina circuit.

Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe has confirmed that Russell who will make his race debut with the Grove based outfit next year is likely to drive for the team at the test.

Paddock Eye understands that Kimi Raikkonen and Charles Leclerc will swap seats for the test ahead of their respective moves to Ferrari and the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.

Daniel Kvyat is also set to get an early test for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the event in Abu Dhabi.

Paddock Eye understands that Daniel Ricciardo will not be granted an early release by Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to join the Renault Sport F1 Team.

Paddock Eye understands that with Fernando Alonso heading to the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain for his NASCAR car swap with Jimmie Johnson the day after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that Carlos Sainz will get an early release from Renault to test with McLaren alongside Lando Norris.

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