Right from the earliest days of his career on the kart track, George Russell has lived and breathed motorsport. After winning various karting championships, George embarked on his first season of single-seater racing in 2014, claiming the BRDC Formula 4 Championship title at the first attempt.
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.
As a member of the HitechGP squad, driving a car powered by the Mercedes-AMG Formula 3 engine, George finished the 2016 season in third position, having scored two victories and made ten podium appearances along the way.
For the 2017 season, George followed in the footsteps of fellow Mercedes Junior Esteban Ocon by competing in the GP3 Series – a support series to Formula One. Racing for frontrunners ART Grand Prix, George scored four race wins, three further podiums and took the Championship with two races still to go. In 2018, George will make the step up to the FIA Formula Two Championship with ART Grand Prix, while also juggling his duties as Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Reserve Driver.
|Date of Birth:||15 February 1998|
|Place of Birth:||King’s Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom|
|2018||Formula Two – ART Grand Prix|
|2018||Formula One: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Reserve Driver|
|2017||GP3 Series: ART Grand Prix - Champion|
|2016||FIA European Formula 3 Championship – P3|
|Macau Grand Prix – P5|
|2015||FIA European Formula 3 Championship – P6|
|Masters of Formula 3 – P2|
|2014||BRDC Formula 4 Championship – Champion|