Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Driver George Russell will race in Formula 2 in 2018.
George will make the step up to F2 with series frontrunners ART Grand Prix, the team that he took the GP3 title with in 2017.
The 19-year-old joined Mercedes as a Junior Driver last January and went on to win the GP3 Championship at his first attempt, wrapping up the title with one round to spare in Jerez!
George scored four wins and claimed three further podiums and also had his first experience of driving an F1 car, completing a two-day test at the wheel of the Mercedes W08 at the post-Hungarian Grand Prix.
Fresh off the back of wrapping up the GP3 title, George made his FP1 bow with the Mercedes- powered Force India squad in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, before signing off on a busy 2017 with his first run in a F2 car around the Yas MarinaCircuit.