Russell is happy Hamilton is staying in F1 for at least two more years and wants to test himself against the best.
“It’s always difficult to compare against guys in different teams, as we know, the cars are so dominant,” Russell exclusively told Express Sport.
“Obviously, the drivers are so important, but the cars are the biggest factor in terms of performance at the moment, and hopefully next year, all of the teams, all the cars will be much closer together, I guess it’s all relative, really.
“Lewis is still going to be on the top of his game, and is still doing an excellent job.
“Everybody knows also how Red Bull have a fantastic car at the moment.