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Formula One

GEORGE RUSSELL SIGNS WITH MERCEDES

It’s another good new to hear that George Russell – the Norfolk youngster has been signed up by the world champions Mercedes.


The 18-year-old King’s Lynn racer just joined Mercedes, the winners of the previous three drivers’ and constructors’ F1 championships.

According to the team manager, Toto Wolff, he is a sportsman that has great potential.

“George has shown impressive form in the junior categories and we’ve been keeping a close eye on him for a while now,” he said.

George is to compete in the GP3 Series with ART Grand Prix this season, with rounds to occur during Formula One weekends. The junior Mercedes programme experienced breakthrough last year, with Pascal Wehrlein racing in F1 with Manor and picking up some tremendous qualifying performances, and also earned the second points scoring finish for the team at last year’s Austrian Grand Prix.

“It is an incredible opportunity to have the backing of the Formula One world champions. I’m proud to have been given this kind of recognition for all the hard work that’s gone into my career over the years so far,” Russell said.