George Russell says the future for Williams looks "really great" as the Formula One fallen giants bid to inch up the grid in the new season.
Mercedes have seen what George Russell can do after his stand-in appearance last season, but the Briton is with Williams for 2021.
Williams believes Jenson Button's experience is another "positive step" in a new era for the Formula One team.
Valtteri Bottas will hope to convert pole position and avoid being upstaged by Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes deputy George Williams on Sunday.
While frustrated to miss out on pole by such a fine margin, George Russell was able to see the bigger picture after qualifying.
All eyes are on George Russell in his Mercedes debut this weekend and he qualified second for F1's second successive race in Bahrain.
George Russell made a startling first impression in the Mercedes as he was quickest in both practice sessions in Bahrain on Friday.
George Russell impressed for Mercedes during the first F1 practice session ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix.
After Lewis Hamilton's positive COVID-19 test, George Russell will drive for Mercedes at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
George Russell appeared to be vulnerable at Williams as the team refused to comment on his future, but his seat is secure.