The Untold Story Of George Russell

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George Russell

This article will tell you about the career highlights of British Formula One driver George Russell

George Russell is a British racing driver who currently competes in Formula One for the Williams team. Born on February 15, 1998, in King’s Lynn, England, Russell began his racing career in karting before moving up to single-seaters.

In 2014, Russell made his debut in the BRDC Formula 4 championship, where he finished in third place in the standings. He then moved up to the Formula 3 European Championship, where he competed for two seasons and finished as the runner-up in the standings in both 2016 and 2017.

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Career Overview

In 2017, Russell also made his debut in the GP3 Series, where he won the championship in his rookie season. He then moved up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2018, where he won the championship in his debut season, becoming the youngest ever F2 champion.

Russell’s impressive performances in F2 caught the attention of the Williams Formula One team, and he was signed as a test driver for the team in 2018. He continued in that role in 2019, while also competing in F2 and winning the championship for a second time.

In 2020, Russell was given his opportunity to race in Formula One when he was called up to replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for the Sakhir Grand Prix after Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19. Russell immediately impressed, qualifying on the front row and leading the majority of the race before a pit stop error and puncture relegated him to ninth place.

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Despite the disappointment of not scoring a podium finish, Russell’s performance in the Sakhir Grand Prix was widely praised, and it cemented his reputation as one of the brightest young talents in the sport.

He returned to Williams for the remainder of the season, where he continued to impress with his speed and consistency, scoring his first points in Formula One with a ninth-place finish at the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Recent Career

In 2021, Russell remained with Williams, and he continued to showcase his talent with a string of impressive performances.

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He narrowly missed out on scoring points at the Monaco Grand Prix, finishing in 11th place, but he bounced back with a brilliant drive at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he finished in eighth place.


Russell’s career has been marked by his speed, consistency, and his ability to perform well under pressure. He has established himself as one of the most promising young drivers in the sport.

His performance in the Sakhir Grand Prix showed that he is capable of competing at the highest level. With his talent and dedication, Russell is sure to be a major force in Formula One for years to come, and many believe that he is a future world champion in waiting.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.