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George Russell

  • Team Williams Racing
  • Nation United Kingdom
  • Date of birth 15/02/1998
  • Place of birth King's Lynn, England
Plenty of racing drivers will tell you they have the pace to run at the front if they have the right machinery; George Russell has proved it once, and seems likely to repeat it more permanently in the future.
George Russell

The Briton stepped into the fastest car in the field at Mercedes for the 2020 Sakhir GP after spending all season in the slowest at Williams, deputising for a sidelined Lewis Hamilton for the penultimate race of the season. But for a calamitous Mercedes pit stop and a subsequent puncture, Russell might have won; the manner of his performance and the way he handled the spotlight only confirmed what team boss Toto Wolff and the watching F1® world suspected.

Russell will ply his trade with Williams until a Mercedes seat becomes available; on the strength of his results as a whole and Sakhir in particular, he's primed if that promotion comes.