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British motorsports racing driver Born: February 15, 1998 (age 24 years), King’s Lynn, United Kingdom Height: 1.85 m Current team: Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Parents: Steve Russell, Alison Russell Siblings: Benjy Russell, Cara Russell Team Mercedes Country United Kingdom Podiums 1 Points 31 Grands Prix entered 61 World Championships N/A Highest race finish 2 (x1) Highest grid position 2 Date of birth 15/02/1998 Place of birth King’s Lynn, England

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Russell was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, to father Steve and mother Alison, the youngest alongside two siblings: a sister, Cara, and an older brother, Benjy. Russell took up karting at the age of 7, having spent much of his time around karting tracks and his brother Benjy, who was also involved in competitive karting. Growing up in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Russell was educated at the Wisbech Grammar School, before moving to Milton Keynes at the age of 18 to be closer to his racing teams. Like his father, he is a fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. George Russell is a Formula 1® Driver for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, racing in his first season for the team for the 2022 season. George is a 24-year-old British Rising Star from Kings Lynn, who is aiming to achieve the ultimate goal of becoming Formula 1 World Champion. ‍ His career began with humble beginnings in karting from 2006. His talent was clear to see from an early age, as he swooped to the MSA British Cadet Champion and British Open Champion in 2009, announcing himself to the world of British Motorsport. In 2010 he moved to the Rotax Mini Max category where he became Super One British champion, Formula Kart Stars British Champion and also won the Kartmasters British Grand Prix in a dominant season. ‍ Russell graduated to the Premier Junior Karting class (KF3) the following season, where he won the SKUSA Supernationals title and became the CIK-FIA European Junior Champion in 2012 and 2013, to complete his lucrative karting CV. George embarked on his first season of single-seater racing in 2014, claiming the BRDC Formula 4 Championship title at the first attempt. George also picked up numerous podiums in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Championship that he completed a part season in, as well as victory at the Jerez in the Formula Renault Eurocup finale in a one-off appearance. In the same year, he won the prestigious McLaren BRDC Autosport Award for his achievements. After just one year in Formula 4, he switched to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship for the next two seasons. As a member of the HitechGP squad, driving a car powered by the Mercedes-AMG Formula 3 engine, George finished the 2016 season in third position, having scored two victories and made ten podium appearances along the way. George made an immediate impact on his debut at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, taking pole position on his first visit to the iconic Guia Circuit. Hs performances attracted the attention of the reigning Formula One World Champions. In January 2017, he was announced as the latest additional to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport line-up, following in the footsteps of Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon. George competed in the GP3 Series – a support series to Formula One. racing for frontrunners ART Grand Prix in 2017. The Mercedes-Benz Junior met his expectations in GP3 – as he went on to take four victories, seven podiums and four pole positions on his way to winning the Driver’s championship with two races left to spare. These performances saw him be rewarded with a pair of Formula 1 Free Practice outings with the Sahara Force India Team, which he duly impressed on both occasions. In 2018, George made the step up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with ART Grand Prix, while also juggling his duties as Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Reserve Driver. Russell amassed more victories than any other driver in Formula 2, as well as the most pole positions, laps led and total amount of podiums – despite multiple unreliability issues. He claimed the championship at the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi – sealing it in style with his seventh win of the year. It was announced on the 12 October 2018, that George would compete in the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship with Williams Racing, on a multi-year deal. ‍ Despite a difficult 2019 season for the team, with a car that was unable to fight for point – George nevertheless put in some brilliant performances that further cemented his profile as one of the bright stars of the future. 2020 saw George put in some ‘giant killing’ performances, where he regularly out-performed his machinery on Saturday – making nine Q2 appearances throughout the season and threatened points finishes on numerous occasions in the Williams. ‍ At the Sakhir Grand Prix, George replaced an unwell Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes and put in an incredible performance – qualifying P2 and leading the majority of the race, before a mid-race pit strategy mix-up and a slow puncture near the end of the race, cruelly denied his a maiden victory twice! Nevertheless, he made his mark as an obvious star of the future. 2021 saw George take his first podium finish in Formula One, in the rain-affected Belgian Grand Prix, after an incredible qualfiying saw him take P2 on the grid and the podium. George took a further 4 points scoring finishes, helping Williams Racing to 8th overall in the Constructor’s Championship. It was announced in September, that George would become a Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Driver for the 2022 season, partnering 7-times Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton. A stellar Formula Two campaign in 2018 helped George Russell convince Williams he was ready for a promotion to Formula 1 even before the championship was decided. The 20-year-old already had six wins from the first 22 races, and might have had more had the series’ new-for-2018 hardware been more reliable in the opening races. He asserted himself over a competitive field including Lando Norris, who earned his promotion to McLaren the same year, and Alexander Albon, who took the title fight down to the final round. Russell’s karting successes included victory in the 2012 CIK-FIA KF3 European championship with three wins from four starts, plus one no-score when he was taken out by a rival.

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