George Russell believes that changing teams amidst the sweeping regulation changes being introduced into Formula 1 for 2022 could be a positive.
After three years with Williams, the Briton makes the switch to Mercedes for the upcoming season.
Whilst some may view the crossover of this move and the new rules as being a challenge, Russell is seeing it as an advantage.
“I see moving teams during this regulation change as a positive, in all honesty,” Russell said in a new interview released by Mercedes.
“Because we’ve got a completely different car, which is a completely different philosophy to previously. [There will be] different tyres, [and I’ll be] working with new engineers.
“I think starting from a completely fresh sheet of paper is beneficial for all, whereas I think, if I stayed with Williams for this season, there’s always things in the back of your mind that you learned on the previous era of cars, that will always subconsciously carry through into the future.
“Whereas, if you are truly starting from a fresh slate, I think that can only be a benefit for this year.”