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British
15 February 1998 (22)
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Alexander Wurz (15 February 1974)
Charles Pic (15 February 1990)

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about George Russell

George Russell (born 15 February 1998) is a British racing driver who will compete in the 2019 Formula One World Championship for the Williams team. He is the reigning FIA Formula 2 Champion for ART and the 2017 GP3 Series Champion.


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seasons

2019, 2020,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2019 Robert Kubica
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2020 Nicholas Latifi
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Current Racing Point driver Sergio Perez is looking for a seat for 2021 after being released by the team to make way for Sebastian Vettel next year.<br>While Williams announced back in July that Russell and teammate Nicholas Latifi would be retained for 2021, the team has since changed ownership, leading to fresh doubt emerging in the last week about Russell's future.<br>Acting team ...

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Russell has been the subject of rumours regarding his place at Williams in 2021, with suggestions he could be replaced by Sergio Perez – despite the team announcing in July, before it was taken over by Dorilton Capital, that he and teammate Nicholas Latifi would carry on for next year. <br>The Mercedes-backed driver finished 14th in qualifying at Portimao on Saturday, a day after Mercedes ...

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Williams announced back in July that Mercedes junior driver Russell would continue into the third year of his contract with the team in 2021, partnering Nicholas Latifi.<br>But a change in ownership in September has led to a fresh review of the team’s driver line-up, with new owner Dorilton Capital considering alternative options.<br>Russell said on Thursday that he had “no concerns” about ...

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Williams announced back in July that both Russell and Latifi would be staying with the team for the 2021 season, prior to its takeover by Dorilton Capital at the beginning of September.<br>Racing Point driver Sergio Perez recently emerged as a possible option for Williams amid the Mexican’s push to find a seat for next year, leading to suggestions he could replace Russell.<br>Russell said on ...

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Prior to its change in ownership, Williams announced in July that both Russell and teammate Nicholas Latifi would be remaining with the team for the 2021 season, with Russell entering the third year of his contract.<br>But it has recently emerged that contact has been made between Williams and Perez - who will leave Racing Point at the end of the year to make way for Sebastian Vettel - in recent ...

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The venue has two options at its first corner, and F1 will be using the simple fast right-hander option rather than a tight right/left/right complex that resembles the start of the lap at Bahrain.<br>Russell says the latter was used in F3 after testing indicated that drivers were abusing track limits by running wide on the faster version of the first corner.<br>Despite his concerns Russell, who ...

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Russell was battling with the Alfa Romeo driver and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel when he was pitched into the air at Turn One after Raikkonen locked up and slid into him.<br>He tried to resume but suspension damage forced him to park the car and retire from the race.<br>Russell was convinced that he could have scored points on a day that saw a high rate of attrition.<br>"It was obviously ...

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From 13th on the grid Russell became caught up in an incident at Turn 2, and he followed Carlos Sainz through the escape route, just missing the crashing McLaren driver.<br>Having lost ground and with the safety car out, his team made an instant strategic call to bring him in and put him on the hard tyre, allowing him to potentially run to the end.<br>Russell subsequently enjoyed a ...

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Just a week after calls were made to tweak some area of the regulations, especially the freedom drivers have to change tyres when races are stopped, Russell says he lost out on points at Mugello because the regulations worked against him.<br>In particular, he felt Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was able to benefit because he was out of sync on his strategy at the second red flag, and then lucked into a ...

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The Briton had driven well throughout the chaotic Mugello race, and felt that a ninth place was "sealed' as he comfortably held Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc behind him.<br>But it all went wrong after he made a poor getaway following the final red flag restart, which dropped him to the back of the field from which he was unable to make enough progress to get back into the ...

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The opening stage of qualifying at Monza was marred by a number of drivers bunching up at Parabolica in a bid to get a tow on cars ahead, and led to many going side-by-side during their hot laps.<br>Russell got stuck behind Kimi Raikkonen and Esteban Ocon during his final qualifying lap, meaning he was unable to improve on his final effort and qualified 19th.<br>Russell vented his frustration over ...

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Giovinazzi crashed at the exit of Les Fagnes on Lap 10 of the race, spinning into the barrier on the right-hand side of the track.<br>The Alfa Romeo car bounced back towards the racing line, forcing Russell to take evasive action and crash his Williams into the wall on the left-hand side of the track.<br>A loose wheel from Giovinazzi’s car hit the front-left wheel on Russell’s car during the ...

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Russell also admitted that it was “slightly nervy time” before the team’s future was secured.<br>Last week Williams announced that the company had been sold to US investment firm Dorilton Capital, although few details have been forthcoming other than the fact that the team’s name will not change.<br>Mercedes protege Russell is committed to staying with the Grove outfit until the end of ...

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Williams has enjoyed an uplift in performance this year after a difficult 2019 campaign, fighting regularly with the likes of Haas and Alfa Romeo in F1's lower-midfield through qualifying.<br>But the team has seen a drop off in the races, leaving it at the foot of the championship without a point to its name so far this season.<br>The Mercedes-powered teams are expected to impress at the ...

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While passing a slow-moving Antonio Giovinazzi, Renault driver Ocon was caught out on the racing line as Russell came through on a hot lap during Q1 at Silverstone, forcing the Williams to back off.<br>Russell was quick to complain over team radio about Ocon’s move, saying the Frenchman “massively got in my way” and was “mega dangerous”.<br>Ocon went on to qualify 11th for Renault, but ...

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Williams driver Russell reached Q2 for the third race in a row after an impressive display in qualifying at Silverstone, ending the day 15th overall.<br>But the stewards said during qualifying they would be investigating Russell for potentially speeding in Q1 under yellow flags that were caused by a spin for Williams teammate Nicholas Latifi.<br>Russell said over team radio at the time that he ...

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Russell had been tipped to graduate to the works team in 2021 should a vacancy arise, but he has now been formally confirmed for a third year with Williams, and the Brackley outfit is set to continue with incumbents Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.<br>Esteban Ocon, the other Mercedes protege with an eye on a works seat, will stay with the Renault team next year.<br><br>Read ...

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Russell was 12th in the wet qualifying session for the Styrian GP at the Red Bull Ring, and then repeated that outcome in a dry session in Hungary last weekend.<br>He had little luck in either race, with an early off in the Styrian event and a poor start hampering his chances, but nevertheless his qualifying performances have been a timely reminder of his talent.<br>“I’m definitely happy for ...

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Russell reached Q2 for the second race in a row by qualifying 12th for Williams at the Hungaroring, one place ahead of Red Bull driver Albon.<br>Albon struggled with the balance of his Red Bull RB16 car throughout qualifying, and also made a couple of mistakes on his final Q2 run that meant he missed out on the top-10 shootout.<br>Russell leapt to the defence of Albon after the session, saying he ...

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<br>Albon has endured difficulties with a skittish RB16 at the Hungaroring, complaining of understeer during practice and eventually dropping out in the second part of qualifying. <br><br><br>His teammate Max Verstappen got into the third part of qualifying, but only managed seventh, having been 1.4s off Sunday’s polesitter Lewis Hamilton. <br><br><br>After a tricky pair of ...

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The Mercedes junior driver originally signed up until the end of 2021 when he joined the outfit last year, with the deal meaning that any rival teams wishing to get hold of him would need to buy him out of the contract.<br>But with Mercedes having agreed to retain Valtteri Bottas for next year, and expected to keep Lewis Hamilton, Williams has been clear that it wants to keep hold of ...

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Russell qualified 12th in the wet session, and moved up a further place after Charles Leclerc was penalised.<br>Unfortunately his race was compromised by an early trip across a gravel trap, and in an event of low attrition he had to settle for 16th, a place ahead of rookie teammate Nicholas Latifi.<br>At the previous weekend’s Austrian GP Russell outpaced both Alfa Romeo drivers in a dry ...

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The British driver qualified a career-best 12th for the Styrian Grand Prix after shining in the wet conditions and started one place higher following a penalty for Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.<br>But after running through the gravel at Turn 6 while battling Kevin Magnussen - which he accepted was "a complete driver error" - Russell dropped to last and finished two laps down in 16th position, one ...

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George Russell performed brilliantly to briefly top the times at the start of Q1, and he eventually finished Q2 in 12th spot – just 0.091 seconds behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who made it through to the final session.<br>After a disappointing 2019 campaign where Williams had been battling regularly at the back of the grid, head of vehicle performance Dave Robson said the outfit still could ...

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Although the change will have no impact on Russell's grid position for the Red Bull Ring race, it means he is a step closer to receiving penalties.<br>Russell retired after running 49 laps of the Austrian Grand Prix with what was described at the time as a fuel pressure issue, and which led the team to tell him to switch the engine off.<br>His power unit was returned to HPP in Brixworth and, after ...

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