George Russell Profile & Stats

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COUNTRYGoogle (Noto Color Emoji - Unicode 15.0) United Kingdom
DATE OF BIRTH15/02/1998
PLACE OF BIRTHKing's Lynn, England
HEIGHT1.85 meters

George Russell Biography

 George Russell is a F1 driver currently racing for Mercedes. He was born in King's Lynn, England on 15/02/1998.

George Russell has a salary estimated at $8.000.000 and until now he reached 10 podiums and 437 points in the current World Championship. He has 0 World Championship Titles and a total of 100 Grand Prix Races.

Career Highlights:

  • Raced for Williams (2019-2021).
  • Victorious in CIK-FIA European Karting Championship (2012).
  • 2018 Formula 2 champion and 2017 GP3 Series champion for ART.
  • Only one of three drivers to clinch both titles in rookie seasons.
  • Made his F1 debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Stood in for Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix; missed a win due to strategic errors.
  • First F1 win at the 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix.
  • By 2023: 1 victory, 1 pole position, 6 fastest laps, and 10 podium finishes.

George was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, to parents Steve and Alison. He has two siblings: Cara and Benjy. He embarked on his karting journey at 7, largely influenced by his brother, Benjy, who was also a karter. The number 63, which he uses in Formula One, is attributed to his brother’s influence. Educated at Wisbech Grammar School, Russell moved to Milton Keynes at 18 for his racing endeavors. He is a devoted fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, just like his father.

Formula One Experience

George’s first taste of Formula One driving was in 2015. By 2016, he was contributing to Mercedes with simulator work and joined their junior driver program the following year. His association with Williams began in 2019, where he had a mix of challenges and successes. In 2020, he briefly subbed for Hamilton at Mercedes during the Sakhir Grand Prix. He returned to Williams afterward but left for Mercedes in 2022.

2021 was a highlight year for Russell. He had his first front-row start for Williams since 2017 at the Belgian Grand Prix. The race itself, however, saw only two completed laps due to wet weather, but this ensured George’s first podium finish. At the Hungarian Grand Prix, Russell’s dedication was evident as he managed to climb from 17th on the grid to finish eighth, earning points for Williams. This year also had him in a few collisions, but his talent was undeniable.

In 2022, George joined Mercedes full-time, pairing with the legendary Lewis Hamilton. He secured his first F1 pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix and continued to impress with podium finishes throughout the season. 2023 saw him continue with Mercedes, consistently showing potential despite some team challenges.

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