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Images of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance Launch

Formula 1 Racing Athlete

George Russell

United Kingdom United Kingdom


Right from the earliest days of his career on the kart track, George Russell has lived and breathed motorsport. And he showed impressive form from the outset in his early years of karting, proving he was one to watch out for. George won various Championships, both national and international, during his karting career. He embarked on his first season of single-seater racing in 2014, making his debut in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series. He would also compete in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, storming to the title with five race victories. In the same year, he won the prestigious McLaren Autosport Award for his achievements. And after just one year in Formula 4, he switched to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship for the next two seasons. At the start of 2017, George was announced as a member of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s junior programme, while also moving to the GP3 Series. He went on to take the championship title, with four race wins and three further podiums– while also completing F1 testing with Mercedes and driving in two FP1 sessions for Force India. In 2018 George moved into a full time F1 race seat with Williams, and fast forward another four seasons to 2022, and he is now a full works driver for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team alongside Lewis Hamilton. Whatever you do, watch this space!