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George Russell

Name: George Russell
Place of birth: Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Date of birth: 15 february 1998 (23 yr)
Nationality: GB Great Britain
Length: 185 cm
Weight: 70 kg
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Biography of George Russell

George Russell's F1 Career

Russell joined the Mercedes junior driver programme in 2017 and completed his first test Formula 1 test in Budapest of that year. The Briton made his debut in an official F1 session at the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, also in 2017, Mercedes-powered Force India a month after securing the GP3 title at Jerez. The Briton completed further running for Force India when lapping in the post-season young driver test in Abu Dhabi. In 2018, Russell took the Formula 2 title whilst also in position as Mercedes' reserve driver - a role he shared with Pascal Wehrlein. Russell tested for the Silver Arrows in Hungary before signing with Williams and completing the end of year Abu Dhabi test for his new team.

George Russell's Williams career

Russell joined Williams as the reigning F2 champion in 2019 on a three-year deal. Since a very early stage in the relationship, Russell has been linked with a move to Mercedes - the driver still related to the Silver Arrows through its junior driver programme. In his first two years with Williams, Russell failed to score a point but earned himself the nickname of 'Mr Saturday' for his ability to frequently escape Q1 and place his Williams inside the top 15 on the grid. Against Robert Kubica and Nicholas Latifi, Russell was not out-qualified by a Williams team-mate in either 2019 or 2020.

Mercedes cameo

When Lewis Hamilton was sidelined for the Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19, Mercedes called on Russell to substitute for the championship-winning driver. Russell was narrowly beaten by Valtteri Bottas in qualifying but looked comfortable at the front of the field during the race. Prior to the Sakhir race, Russell had failed to score a point in his F1 career but this one-off Mercedes appearance saw his score three - two for finishing ninth and one for setting the fastest lap. Prior to a pit stop error from Mercedes where Russell's car was fitted with tyres intended for Bottas' car, the Briton had looked a likely candidate to win the race.

Net worth George Russell

George Russell's Net Worth

The exact value of a Formula 1 driver's contract is known only to a select few people but the Williams driver is estimated to be worth £1million.

George Russell's Helmet

Russell's helmet design has remained largely unaltered during his time in F1. Whilst the design is the same, the colours have frequently changed between red with blue detailing and red with black detailing. Russell has also sported one-off designs for charity across his time with Williams.