On weekends where he failed to put the Mercedes on pole position, he would come back to win on a Sunday more often than not.
Hamilton has underlined his talents by breaking record after record and the signs are he will only get faster in the coming years despite his age.
Russell is without doubt one to watch but there is only one man he should replace at Mercedes.
That is Bottas. The Finn was unlucky in 2020 but there can simply be no excuses for how far behind Hamilton he was in the end.
Russell dominated him for the entire Sakhir Grand Prix weekend other than in qualifying.