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George William Russell is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes. Prior to joining Mercedes, he raced for Williams from 2019 to 2021, taking his maiden Formula One victory at the 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix. Russell’s racing career began in karting where he won several championships, including the CIK-FIA European Karting Championship in 2012. He continued his success by becoming the 2018 Formula 2 champion and the 2017 GP3 Series champion, driving for ART in both campaigns, making him one of only three drivers to win both championships in his respective rookie seasons.

Following his Formula 2 championship win, Russell signed for Williams in 2019, making his debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. He stood in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, but was denied of a Grand Prix victory due to strategical errors. In 2022, Russell departed Williams to race for Mercedes, having been a member of the Mercedes Junior Driver Programme since 2017. As of the 2023 Australian Grand Prix, Russell has achieved one victory, one pole position, five fastest laps and nine podium finishes in his career. He agreed to drive for Mercedes on a multi-year deal, without disclosing the contract length.

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