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George Russell

George Russell
  • Full Name: George Russell
  • Nationality: England
  • Podiums: 0 Age: 24 Points: 0
  • Fastes Laps: 0 Races: 22 Victories: 0
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George Russell (born 15 February 1998) is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula One for the Williams team. He was the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Champion for ART and the 2017 GP3 Series Champion.

 

On 13 October 2018, it was announced that Russell had signed a multi-year deal to drive for the Williams team, being partnered with Robert Kubica for the 2019 season. The team struggled during the season, with the Williams FW42 being the slowest car of the field. As a result, Russell's competition during races was often only his teammate. At the rain-affected German Grand Prix, Russell crossed the line in 13th place before being promoted to 11th after the Alfa Romeo drivers were penalised post-race for using driver aids. He narrowly missed out on scoring his maiden point in Formula One, having been overtaken by Kubica in the closing laps.

The first retirement of Russell's career came in Singapore when he was tagged by Romain Grosjean during an overtake attempt by the Haas driver, sending Russell into a wall. He then retired again from the following race in Russia after suffering a wheel nut issue. The chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix provided one of the few opportunities of Russell's debut season to race other cars, where a late safety car allowed him to finish in 12th place, just 1.5 seconds behind a points-scoring position.

Russell ended the season in 20th place in the championship with 0 points.

 

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