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George Russell

George Russell, 2015. Copyright, Stella-Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with Permission.

George Russell, 2015. Copyright, Stella-Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with Permission.

Born:

15 Feb 1998
King's Lynn, Norfolk

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

43 (2019- )

Williams' Formula 1 driver for 2019 through to 2021; George became a multiple karting champion before moving to cars in 2014. He had an outstanding debut season, winning the Formula Renault 2.0 Series, which was swiftly followed by the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. George then moved to European Formula 3 in 2015, eventually finishing runner-up to Charles Leclerc. Russell switched to GP3 in 2017, winning the Championship, before moving to Formula 2 in 2018. George proved his considerable ability by winning that championship too, comfortably beating the previously highly-rated Lando Norris. Russell had Formula 1 experience before his debut with Williams with both Mercedes as their junior driver and McLaren through his BRDC award, but he also drove for Force India in a few free practice sessions. In 2020, George deputised for the poorly Lewis Hamilton for one race in the Mercedes and was unlucky not to win. After that and stellar performances in the Williams, he joined Mercedes in 2022.

Biography last updated 7 Sep 2021