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George Russell, F1 driver

personalia

British
15 February 1998 (26)
Graham Hill (15 February 1929)
Alexander Wurz (15 February 1974)
Charles Pic (15 February 1990)

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statistics

2 (1.7%)
1 (0.8%)
5 (4.2%)
0 (0%)
1st
5
118
102
503 (4.3 points per race avg)
7792
329 (4.2%)
1 (0.8%)
15 (12.7%)
2019 Australian Grand Prix
2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2022 Brazilian Grand Prix
2022 São Paulo Grand Prix

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, 2021, 2022, 2023,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins George Russell

# event constructor
1 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
2 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes

sprint race wins George Russell

# event constructor
1 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
2 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes

pole positions George Russell

# event constructor
1 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
2 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
3 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
4 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
5 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes

teams & teammates George Russell

season teammate
2019 Robert Kubica
Williams compare 2019
2020 Nicholas Latifi
Jack Aitken
Valtteri Bottas
Lewis Hamilton
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2021 Nicholas Latifi
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2022 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2022
2023 Lewis Hamilton
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Russell had a full day in the car in Bahrain on Wednesday, before Hamilton took over on Thursday.While the team's programme meant that Russell's headline times were modest relative to those of rivals, he says that it was already clear that the car is an improvement.Russell and Hamilton both lacked confidence in the rear end of last year's W14, and crucially that trait appears to have been ...

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Having first run at a filming day in Bahrain earlier this week, Russell had exclusive use of the car for the opening day of pre-season testing on Wednesday.Read Also:


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Despite ending the day a low-key 12th on the timesheets, 2.765 seconds adrift of the pace-setting Red Bull of Max Verstappen, Russell ...

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That comes down to typical sportsperson bravado – but the psychological boost of such an approach, to take the positives and shut out the negativity, has long been clear at the top level of all sporting echelons.So, when Russell said in an interview with select media including Motorsport.com at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that, “no doubt, it’s been probably the toughest season I’ve ever ...

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Wolff says he has no concerns about potentially having to block the flow of information on future development to Hamilton, suggesting that it’s too early to make a call on how that process might work.Logic suggests that Hamilton will henceforth be frozen out of any discussions on 2026, when the new F1 regulations come in.However, inevitably there will be a crossover between development work ...

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Mercedes made a surprise call to continue with its ‘zeropod’ sidepod design and overall car concept first conceived in 2022’s recalcitrant W13 at the start of F1’s new ground-effect era, with the team mistakenly believing it could be made into a Red Bull challenger following Russell’s win ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix.  But Mercedes swiftly moved to ...

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The Mercedes duo notably made contact during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix and then crashed at Turn 1 in Qatar, for which Hamilton (who was eliminated) took full responsibility.Hamilton also appeared reluctant to follow a strategy call in Japan, with the team asking him to slow to give DRS to Russell to help him fight off Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in the closing stages.Russell said these ...

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As the 2023 campaign concluded with the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix running back-to-back with the season finale in the Middle East – forcing people to overcome a 12-hour time difference in three days – many drivers, team personnel and championship staff were coming down with sickness at Yas Marina.Although a 24-round schedule for next year has already been released, with China reinstated ...

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Abu Dhabi's one-day test is a combined exercise to hand Pirelli extra tyre data while also providing a chance for rookie drivers to gather valuable miles. All teams ran two cars, one for each assignment.Russell caused the most notable incident by crashing in Turn 6 four hours into the session, after a suspected technical failure punted the Mercedes driver into the barriers.The incident, which ...

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Perez earned a five-second penalty for clashing with Lando Norris at Turn 6, where the Red Bull driver appeared to block off the corner to stop Norris from turning in.This ensured a frantic showdown between Russell, Perez, and Charles Leclerc - who was hoping to deliver a swing in the constructors' championship to help Ferrari beat Mercedes.Leclerc hoped to help Perez claim third in the race, and ...

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Russell believed he had a realistic shot at pole position at Yas Marina after topping the final practice session on Saturday afternoon, but he wound up fourth in the evening shootout - lapping 0.343 seconds shy of Red Bull polesitter Max Verstappen.While Russell reckoned that, in isolation, fourth place was no mean feat, the Briton said the result ended what had been a "strange day" as the grip ...

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Russell overhauled an early benchmark from Sergio Perez to put his car on top with a 1m25.163s, and later increased the pace as the circuit improved over the course of the session; on his second soft-tyre run, he put together a 1m24.829s.Despite a series of challenges from other drivers as they worked their way through the soft-tyre allocations that were left untouched during the oft-interrupted ...

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FP1 featured 10 drivers making way for rookies, as all the teams bar AlphaTauri, which had regulars Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo in the AT04s still sporting their Las Vegas livery, completed their rookie practice running requirement for the year.For Red Bull to do this, it needed both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez to make way, with 2023 Formula E world champion and Red Bull development ...

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Russell passed Alpine racer Esteban Ocon on the final lap to grab fourth place at the line, but he was ultimately demoted to eighth owing to a five-second penalty for a tangle with Red Bull race winner Verstappen.At half distance, Verstappen dived down the inside into Turn 12 but the pair came to blows.Without the penalty - which he did not object to, saying he was caught unawares by Verstappen - ...

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The Mercedes driver topped the red-flagged FP3 session and was third in both Q1 and Q2.He then secured fourth place in Q3, which will become third in the final grid thanks to Carlos Sainz's penalty.He outpaced his team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who failed to progress to the final session after taking 11th in Q2. The seven-time world champion will also gain a spot from Sainz.Russell believes that ...

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Following a disrupted first day of running on Thursday night and Friday morning, most of which was held behind closed doors, fans were welcomed back into the grandstands to witness final practice on the streets of Las Vegas.With the track re-opened for road traffic during the day, action got underway at 8:30pm local time on a circuit with different grip levels compared to how the drivers left it ...

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Hamilton and Russell started fifth and eighth and took up third and sixth on the restart after a red flag for a start crash.But while they were able to keep up appearances in the opening laps, they soon faced the same tyre degradation woes that hampered them in Saturday's sprint, having to come in earlier than everyone else after a first stint on softs.Along with degrading pace, the early stop ...

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Russell qualified fourth for Saturday’s sprint at Interlagos, and after a good first lap got up to second, having passed Sergio Perez and the Lando Norris.But he couldn’t maintain that form and lost out to both drivers as he dropped back to fourth, eventually finishing over 25 seconds shy of sprint winner Max Verstappen.Russell said the drop-off in performance had not been anticipated by the ...

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Exiting the pitlane in Q1, ahead of the first flying laps of the session, Russell slowly rolled down the pit exit on the inside of the Senna Esses to create a gap to the cars in front.Because of the narrow nature of the pit exit Russell impeded Alpine driver Gasly, who complained over the team radio about the Briton's antics.The FIA had actually included a provision for this weekend that allowed ...

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The German manufacturer is undergoing an encouraging spell of form thanks to a floor upgrade that has helped Lewis Hamilton finish runner-up at the last two races, although he was subsequently disqualified from the United States GP.That form bears some similarities to last year, though, when Mercedes enjoyed some strong promise in these same races – which included victory for Russell in the ...

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In Austin the Mercedes driver had to check his pace to save fuel, and in Mexico he had to do the same to control spiralling brake temperatures, having spent many laps trying to find a way past Carlos Sainz.On both occasions when he was able to push harder once again his tyres wouldn't respond.In Mexico, he finished sixth, having lost out to Lando Norris in the closing laps, while just managing to ...

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Russell stressed that getting the tyres to work effectively in the face of changing track temperatures was the biggest challenge faced by all drivers, and he conceded that his team “got it wrong.”Mercedes had a difficult Friday, with Lewis Hamilton finishing FP2 in seventh, and Russell in 10th.Both drivers believed that there was scope for improvement on Saturday, but despite making some ...

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As his team-mate Lewis Hamilton ended up pushing Max Verstappen hard for the race victory prior to his disqualification for an excessively worn plank, Russell had a much more low-key outing.Having lost places at the start, he had a poor stint on the hards as fuel saving kicked in, before a switch to mediums and the all-clear to push triggered a recovery that helped him close down Verstappen by 10 ...

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The GPDA director said that one possible solution is to give those who transgress a penalty that involves positions rather than time.Russell himself has been guilty on several occasions of making a move that involves going off the circuit, but which gains a crucial track position, and opens up the possibility of negating the five-second penalty that is the standard outcome.In the sprint at COTA ...

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However, he insists that there were signs of speed that suggested that the race represented a missed opportunity for him.Russell started Saturday's sprint from only 11th place after running out of new tyres for the sprint shootout and picking up a three-place penalty for impeding.He managed to recover to seventh, and then repeated that result in Sunday's Grand Prix, having qualified fifth on ...

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Mercedes racer Russell, who was handed a three-place grid penalty for blocking Charles Leclerc during Saturday qualifying to line up 11th, attempted to pass Piastri for seventh on lap three of 19.He eventually made the move stick with a superior burst of acceleration out of Turn 18 but ran with all four wheels straying beyond the painted white lines defining track limits on corner exit.For this ...

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