Mercedes has 'no doubt' over George Russell's ability to win Formula 1 World Championships in the future.
The Briton has established himself as one of F1's brightest young talents since joining the grid with Williams in 2019, completing a three-year education with the Grove-based outfit before taking over at the Silver Arrows from Valtteri Bottas last season.
Russell outscored teammate Lewis Hamilton in their first year alongside each other, securing his first race victory at the São Paulo Grand Prix.
Addressing Russell's prospects, Mercedes Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin told media including RacingNews365: "He's a hugely professional driver who's working very, very hard.
"He’s one of those that you'd say no doubt he'll win a championship at some point, providing we can give him a car that's fit for that job. We're obviously working very hard to achieve that."
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Shovlin has worked with multiple World Champions in his career, including engineering Jenson Button to title success in 2009 with Brawn GP and seven-time champion Michael Schumacher during his brief return between 2010 and 2012.
Pointing to the qualities that will help Russell find success, Shovlin added: "He's very technical. He adapts well to different conditions.
"All good drivers get better over time, they're focused on looking for every opportunity to improve.
"When he got pole at Hungary last year it was a surprise for us because we didn't have a good Friday. We did make some changes to the car, but he did a fantastic job in qualifying to get that.
"So, he's super focused and no doubt that he'll be part of much success for the team in the future."