Full Name: George William Russell
Age: 23 (15th February, 1998)
Place of birth: King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
Current team: Williams-Mercedes
Salary as driver: $950,000 (according to Sportac)
Salary as endorsements: unknown
First F1 appearance: Australian Grand Prix in March 2019 with Williams (team-mate: Robert Kubica)
Mercedes: George Russell was signed into the Mercedes junior programme in 2016, after an impressive season in FIA Formula 3 European Championship, in which he finished 3rd. He went on to win GP3 and F2 in successive seasons and currently plies his trade with Williams racing in Formula 1
Acronis: Acronis is a cyber-technology company, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. They are the official tech sponsors of Williams racing and by extension, sponsor George Russell as well.
OMP: OMP is a logistics company, which has tied up with Williams racing team to help pack and unpack the circus that is a Formula One team. As a result of this deal, they also endorse George Russell.
Bell Helmets: When Russell graduated from GP3 to FIA Formula 2 in 2018, Bell helmets signed him up as a part of their sponsorship agreement with his Formula 2 team ART racing.
Alpinestars: Manufacturer of clothing and protective gears for motorsports, Alpinestars endorse George Russell since his F1 debut in 2019. He is one of the 10 drivers that Alpinestars endorses, alongside his Williams team-mate Nicholas Latifi.
Maisy Kay: This could probably be one of the most unique endorsement deal in Formula 1, with George Russell partnering up with singer and songwriter Maisy Kay. As a part of this deal, George Russell featured in her song video and his helmet is also carrying her name since the 2019 British Grand Prix.
MDM Designs: MDM Designs are the helmet and website designer for George Russell, with the company working with George since 2012, creating his first ever website and designing his helmets since his karting days.
BRDC: British Racing Driver’s Club is home to some of the most successful racing drivers. Started by former F1 world champion Damon Hill, BRDC endorses young British motorsport drivers, including F1.
Puma: During his early career in karting and GP3, Puma tied up with George Russell to provide him with his racing gears and trackside apparels.
BRDC Formula 4 champion: 2014 (Lanan Racing)
GP3 champion: 2017 (ART Grand Prix)
FIA Formula 2 Championship: 2018 (ART Grand Prix)
Other ventures and activism:
- In December 2014, George Russell became the youngest driver to win the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC award, beating the likes of Alex Albon, Set Morris and Ben Barnicoat.
- In 2015, Russell was awarded the 2015 BRDC SuperStar award.