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George Russell 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
British racing driver
Born: February 15, 1998 (age 23 years), King’s Lynn, United Kingdom
Height: 1.85 m
Career points: 3
Current team: Williams Racing
Parents: Steve Russell, Alison Russell
Siblings: Benjy Russell, Cara Russell
Birthday: February / 15 / 1998
Place Of Birth: Kings Lynn
Car Number: 63
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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 British Formula 1 driver, born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk on 15 February 1998.
A member of the Mercedes junior programme, Russell joined Formula 1 as the reigning Formula 2 Champion in 2019 to drive for Williams.
Although he ended the season as the only driver with no points, he did impress with his pace, beating then team-mate Robert Kubica 21-0 in qualifying.
He continued to do so in 2020, reaching Q2 nine times and not being beaten once by new team-mate Nicholas Latifi.
Sundays were less successful as he again failed t0 score points in his Williams, but he did end his wait for a top-10 when standing in for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix and hugely impressed throughout the race weekend.
Such a performance increased calls for him to be given a Mercedes seat, but he ultimately stayed put for the 2021 campaign.
Despite his young age, Russell has never been shy to make big career decisions.
At the end of 2014, he sent Toto Wolff a message while in Abu Dhabi for a GP3 test.
The two set up a meeting, and Russell told him he would race in Formula 3 in 2015 and had done tests with Carlin and Mucke, the latter of which used Mercedes engines – naturally, Wolff suggested he went with Mucke.
Russell would choose Carlin, and emailed Wolff explaining his choice, to which the Austrian replied: “Great to meet you but I think you’re making the wrong decision.”
It’s safe to say it worked out in the end.
He’s the driver with the motto: “If in doubt, go flat out”.
George Russell has lived by it in his F1 career to date, out-qualifying seasoned team mate Robert Kubica at all 21 Grands Prix in his rookie season, and repeating the feat against Nicolas Latifi in 2020 – and proving Williams right in identifying him as a hard worker and a tenacious talent.
That brilliant baseline speed served Russell well as he totted up titles on his way to Formula 1.
The Briton stormed to the 2017 GP3 championship and delivered the 2018 Formula 2 crown under immense pressure.
Spotting his potential, world champions Mercedes swooped to sign him to their junior programme in 2017, when Russell already had a DTM deal on the table.
He banked more experience with practice sessions with Force India and tests for the Silver Arrows, before landing his Mercedes-powered Williams race drive.
A refusal to cede ground to his rivals – and commitment to a tricky pass – underpins Russell’s winning mentality.
And it’s what got him the call-up to replace Lewis Hamilton for a one-off Mercedes appearance for Sakhir 2020 when the reigning champ was struck down by Covid-19.
That star turn saw Russell miss out on pole by just 0.026s and then outrace Mercedes stalwart Valtteri Bottas.
Only a bungled pit stop and a heart-breaking late puncture prevented a near-certain maiden win for the up-and-coming super-sub.
And though he’s yet to score a point with Williams, he wants to put that right in 2021 – all the while keeping his eye on the bigger prize of a top-team drive in the future.
As always, ‘Russell the Rocket’ will be going flat out.