“I honestly think [Russell joining Mercedes] would be good,” said Hamilton.
“George is an incredibly talented driver, clearly. I’d say probably the only highlight from last week was his qualifying lap, it was amazing.
“He’s humble, he’s got a great approach, naturally being British I would imagine probably helps in terms of communication.
“At the moment, naturally, I have to be super supportive of the team-mate I have right now, so that’s why I’m always supportive of Valtteri because we have a job to do right now. Neither can win the team championship alone, we have to do it collectively.
“[Russell is] one of the members of the future of the sport. I think he’s already shown incredible driving so far and I’m sure he’s going to continue to grow. Where better to do it than a great team like this or whatever team he goes to.”