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15 February 1998 (21)
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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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2019 Robert Kubica
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Russell outqualified Robert Kubica, taking the penultimate slot on the grid, but fell behind his teammate on the first lap.<br>He then pitted for hard tyres - which meant he did not have to stop again - at the same time as the frontrunners, when the safety car was deployed after a puncture for the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.<br>After Antonio Giovinazzi tagged Kubica into a spin on lap 15, Russell ...

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The Williams Formula 1 driver crashed backwards into the barriers at Turn 4 in the closing minutes of final free practice on Saturday, bringing out the red flags.<br>After examination of his car back in the Williams garage, the team decided that following the rear-end collision a new gearbox would be needed. It means Russell will take a five-place penalty, which will almost certainly move him to ...

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During a difficult start to the season Kubica has complained of differences between his car and Russell's, something Russell backed up earlier in the year.<br>Kubica was hopeful there would not be a repeat as of this weekend, and after Friday practice at Barcelona Russell said the previous differences between the two cars was put down to "a sensor issue".<br>Russell also revealed that both drivers ...

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Kubica has trailed his rookie teammate Russell in every qualifying and race of the 2019 campaign so far, but insisted underlying aerodynamic differences between his and Russell's cars have made direct comparisons moot.<br>“It's clear that we are driving two different cars with the same set-up, so that is something we need to understand,” Kubica said earlier this season. “It's quite obvious ...

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The team was not able to undertake repairs on the spot in Baku, which is why the Englishman had to switch to the spare tub, and thus missed FP2 as well.<br>However, the damaged chassis is now back in use, along with the one that teammate Robert Kubica crashed in qualifying, and which was repaired for the race but required some further work.<br>"Both chassis have been repaired from both incidents ...

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The British team is the only F1 entry without a point so far in 2019 and has been cut adrift of the rest of the grid in the first four races after a nightmare start to the season.<br>A late car build and need to change designs to ensure legality put it behind schedule, which has left it unable to produce upgrades to make up for its performance shortcomings.<br>Williams will bring "a few little ...

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Russell, the reigning Formula 2 champion, has impressed in his first outings for the Grove-based team so far, regularly outqualifying and outracing teammate Robert Kubica.<br>This came amid a bruising start to the campaign for Williams, whose FW42 car has remained cut adrift of the midfield battle.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com whether his own career background helped him better cope with Williams' ...

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Russell arrived in Baku suffering from a respiratory infection, then hit a dislodged drain cover in first practice which caused major damage and forced him to miss FP2 as well. <br>Though he outqualified and outraced teammate Robert Kubica for the fourth race in a row, both Williams drivers were lapped twice on a circuit the team has enjoyed favourable form at in the past. <br>“It was as good ...

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Russell has been suffering with a viral infection in the build-up to Baku, and pulled out of the pre-weekend Thursday press conference as a result.<br>He sat out almost the entirety of Friday's running after a loose manhole cover wrote off his FW42 chassis, and was slower than teammate Robert Kubica in Saturday morning practice, but had the measure of his teammate in qualifying even before Kubica ...

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Russell ran over the manhole cover early in FP1, triggering a red flag that eventually led to a cancellation of the session.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>First Baku practice abandoned after drain cover drama<br>Russell to miss FP2 after manhole cover incident<br><br><br>Damage to the chassis which can be repaired back at the team's Grove base meant that he had to take the spare FW42 tub, which in turn ...

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The incident led to the session being cancelled with only the two Ferrari drivers having set a flying laptime.<br>The spare FW42 chassis is now being built up but, under FIA regulations, if a driver makes a change, he cannot take part in another session on the same day.<br>In addition, some of Russell's Mercedes power unit elements are believed to have been damaged and may not be usable, which ...

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Although Russell was seen in the paddock his team wanted to minimise his workload and allow him to rest ahead of the start of practice on Friday.<br>Russell was due to appear in the FIA press conference alongside Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll, Nico Hulkenberg and Antonio Giovinazzi, but the Englishman was given permission to miss it.<br>He also missed the track walk and some team meetings ...

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Despite impressing in his first three grands prix of the year for the troubled Williams outfit, Russell believes there is scope for him to do an even better job.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Five drivers who show Russell isn't doomed<br><br><br>And he suggests one way is for him to slightly back off from being on the limit, so he can better ensure that time is not lost dealing with a car that can be ...

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Red Bull dropped Albon in 2012 but managed to extract the Anglo-Thai from a Nissan Formula E contract last year so it could place him in F1 with its junior team Toro Rosso for 2019. <br>Albon scored his first points in Bahrain but suffered a big crash in final practice in China that forced him to miss qualifying. <br>Mercedes protege and Williams race driver Russell said: “Alex is doing a ...

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Russell's strategy of starting on medium tyres meant he had climbed to as high as 12th after several midfield cars made early pitstops and Daniil Kvyat served a drive-through penalty in the Toro Rosso.<br>But the Williams man was shuffled down the order before long, and, when asked by Motorsport.com about how it felt to be racing other cars, admitted he took little interest in the short-lived ...

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Montoya, a CART champion and two-time Indy 500 winner, drove for Williams for four of his five-and-a-half seasons in F1, scoring four victories and twice finishing third in the drivers' championship.<br>F1 drivers are required to use a consistent helmet design throughout the season, but are allowed a single change for one race in a given campaign.<br>However, with F1 billing the Chinese GP as the ...

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Russell drove his regular Williams FW42 on the first day of the post-race test, before moving to the Mercedes works machine for the second day. On combined times he was both the fastest and slowest driver at the test.<br>"It was an incredible experience and an experience not many drivers get to try," Russell said ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.<br>"They are currently leading the world ...

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The Briton's Williams team has been marooned at the back of the grid at the start of 2019, leaving Russell and his teammate Robert Kubica to fight each other.<br>Russell has outqualified and outraced the returning grand prix winner in each of the two F1 races so far and says his "aspirations are to get the team further up the grid and make the most of sessions that are a bit trickier, maybe mixed ...

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The Williams rookie is one of the tallest drivers on the F1 grid and has revealed that after weighing 66kg in his Formula 2 title-winning season last year, he is now up to "72, 73kg".<br>That is because Russell has taken advantage of a new, independent minimum driver weight of 80kg being introduced for the 2019 season. <br>Even smaller, lighter drivers have noted the benefits the new rule has had ...

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Russell drove for Williams on Tuesday at the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test before taking over from Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, which retains close ties to its former junior driver.<br>An improvement in the final hour of the test allowed Russell to set a 1m29.029s, leapfrogging Racing Point's Sergio Perez by just 0.066s.<br>However, Russell's work was delayed by what Mercedes described as a "small ...

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Though Russell is a full-time Williams driver on what was announced as a "multi-year" deal starting this season, he was a Mercedes junior before that and remains closely watched by the title-winning team.<br>Russell will reprise his 2017 and 2018 testing role with Mercedes when he gets behind the wheel of its 2019 car on Wednesday.<br>The reigning Formula 2 champion will take over from Lewis ...

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Kubica qualified less than a tenth behind Russell in Bahrain, after being more than 1.7s off in Australia.<br>Kubica said after Friday practice he felt he was driving a "different car" to his teammate in Bahrain, despite the fact they are meant to be identical, and suggested the fact there was less than a tenth between them in Q1 was misleading.<br>"There were a few issues in qualifying which we ...

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The Grove outfit confirmed on Friday that co-founder and former technical director Head is providing support to the engineering team as it regroups following the departure of Paddy Lowe.<br>The 72-year-old was last involved on a regular basis in 2011, when he was engineering director.<br>"I think it will be great," said Russell. "He's only coming in as a support role, it's nothing full time, but ...

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Russell and his teammate Robert Kubica qualifed on the back row of the grid for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, more than a second slower than the 18th-placed McLaren of Carlos Sainz.<br>They finished last of those who made it to the flag, with Russell lapped twice and Kubica three times, and Russell said ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix that he had called upon the team to make ...

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Kubica, who was a second slower than Russell in FP2, was at a loss to understand why the data indicated that the cars have different aerodynamic characteristics.<br>Crucially he has ruled out floor damage, after that was believed to have cost him performance in Melbourne.<br>"At least we understood that in Australia I ran a different set-up than George and we could clearly see the different ...

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