- United Kingdom
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- King's Lynn, United Kingdom
You could mount a convincing argument that George Russell was the most impressive rookie who competed in the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™.
He arrived with consecutive titles in GP3 and F2 under his arm and was the only driver to beat his teammate in qualifying, finishing the season 21-0 against Robert Kubica.
With the Polish driver now out of team, Russell looks to take on the role of team leader.
That sounds like a daunting task, but the team believes in him. So does Mercedes-Benz. After last season Russell swapped his Williams uniform for a silver one for testing purposes and proved himself to be as fast as the team’s regular drivers.
At 22 years old and with 21 Grand Prix starts to his name, Russell has shown he has the speed and the skills. If he performs, Williams’ biggest challenge might be holding on to him for 2021.