In the January issue of GP Racing, our cover star is George Russell, and a remarkable series of events ensued in the weeks after we made the decision to focus on him. No sooner had Luke Smith’s elegantly crafted cover feature landed in the inbox than George found himself shoehorned into the cockpit of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes. So it’s a victory for the editorial crystal ball. The question is, can George Russell take over when Lewis finally decides to retire. Also this week: The pandemic laid bare a lot of structural weaknesses within F1 and a lot of teams hit financial trouble. You wouldn’t have expected McLaren to be among them. When the season actually got going, they were remarkably competitive and they’ve done a great job to finish third in the constructors’ championship. We’ve taken a look at their journey courtesy of an exclusive interview with Andreas Seidl.