George Russell Flaunts New Uniform Marking the Advent of His Mercedes F1 Era

Published 01/11/2022, 2:34 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Young Driver Test – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 14, 2021 Mercedes’ George Russell during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


At last, George Russell is finally, truly in Mercedes colors. After making his move from the back of the grid at Williams, the Briton is set to compete at the top, with the very best at the Silver Arrows.

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Russell’s move was announced towards the final sector of the last season. But the anticipation of it seemed to last forever. It cannot be overstated just how many Russell fans and Mercedes fans wanted the pairing of the two; finally, that dream is taking the shape of reality.

The eight-in-a-row championship constructor and Russell, who many see as a future champion, both posted a picture of what is the start of a new era.

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George Russell ‘excited’ despite two fellow Britons being rivals

Despite his teammate Lewis Hamilton being a ‘veteran’ and Lando Norris being his pal, George Russell would very well know that the two of the biggest competitors he has are his own compatriots.

But this doesn’t mean he is, in any way, concerned or playing it ‘safe’. Quite the opposite.

“It’s exciting,” Russell said on the prospect of fighting his two fellow Brits for the title. He added, “Obviously, Lando has been a bit higher up the grid than me over the last three years, so hopefully we can be up there fighting together, because I’m sure also Lando wants to be fighting for victories and championships as well.”

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FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium – September 1, 2019 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ George Russell before the race REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

Russell continued, “And then teaming up with Lewis is obviously incredibly exciting. I’m in a privileged position to go alongside the best ever.” “It’s an amazing opportunity to again progress myself as a driver and see how I fare,” he added.

It will be interesting indeed, to see how George Russell, the supremely talented driver, fares up against a grid ranging from experienced veterans to prospective champions.

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Let’s see if Mr. Saturday can graduate to Mr. Sunday just as smoothly as he graduated from a Williams to a Mercedes.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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