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George Russell

Name: George Russell
Team: Mercedes
Place of birth: Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Date of birth: 15 february 1998 (24 yr)
Nationality: GB Great Britain
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 70 kg
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Biography of George Russell

George Russell is a British F1 driver who currently races for the all-conquering (until now) Mercedes team.

Born in King's Lynn in Norfolk on February 15, 1998, Russell is now 24 years of age and one of the brightest young stars on the grid.

George is also one of the tallest drivers on the grid in 2022 - standing at a height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m).

George Russell in F1

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.

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 Q3 and place his Williams inside the top 15 on the grid.

Against Robert Kubica and Nicholas Latifi, Russell was not outqualified by a Williams team-mate in either 2019 or 2020.

2021 was the year points finally came for Russell at Williams, with the Briton somehow was even more impressive in qualifying.

The highlight of the year was his second in qualifying in Belgium that turned out to be good enough for a first podium when the race was waved off after two laps.

His performances across the year earned Williams eighth in the constructors' standings and a step up to Mercedes for 2022.

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 he looked comfortable at the front of the field during the race.

Before 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 Net Worth

The exact value of a Formula 1 driver's salary and contract is known only to a select few people but Russell's current deal is reportedly worth an annual £4million ($5million).

George Russell Girlfriend

Russell is currently dating Carmen Montero Mundt, who works for a London-based investment company.

George Russell 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.
For his debut season with Mercedes, his post-season testing design indicated a bold red look may well be returning to the Silver Arrows for the first time since Michael Schumacher left at the end of 2012.

Russell has also sported one-off designs for charity across his time with Williams.

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