I would hope that Russel is being kept at Williams for another season so that Hammy can win his eighth title, retire, they can give Bottas the boot and bring in Russell and a n other. What German drivers are there in the lower formulas who would suit the team?
On Racing Point, the 2021season will be "shit or bust" for Vettel. If he doesn't pack Stroll jnr up in a little box and send him back to his Dad then this will be Sebastian's last season I suspect. Quite how good the Racing Point/Aston Martin will be in 2021 remains to be seen.
Can we draw a parallel between SV and Nelson Piquet in terms of how their careers have waxed and waned?
Piquet landed a seemingly good move replacing Senna at Lotus in 88 but the type 100 was a very flawed car and the type 101 with the Judd engine was an absolute shit heap. Piquet did have an Indian summer with Benetton though.
I would say SV would be more like Fittipaldi or Villeneuve with huge success early on followed by a mostly self engineered decline.
So your suggesting that Mercedes no longer becomes the works Mercedes team if the team principal leaves and joins Aston Martin even though the only connection to Mercedes at AM would be their former principal?