George Russell F1 Williams Racing

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George Russell has signed a deal to drive for Formula 1 team Williams Racing

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George Russell F1 Williams Racing

Russell fulfills Formula 1 dream after signing a multi-year contract

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Friday, October 12, 2018 – 11:50am

George Russell will become Britain’s third Formula 1 driver for the 2019 season and he signed a multi-year deal to race for Williams.

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The 20-year-old joins fellow Brits Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Lando Norris of McLaren on the F1 grid next year. Russell will make his debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix in March.

Here we look at his racing background, F1 experience and the reactions to Williams’s new appointment.

Who is George Russell?

Born in King’s Lynn in 1998, Russell currently races in Formula 2 and is a Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport test and reserve driver. He will become the first British driver to race full-time for Williams since Jenson Button in 2000. F1.com reports that he will be 21 when he makes his F1 debut in Melbourne, Australia …read more

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