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George Russell Biography: Age, Girlfriend, Height, Net Worth, Father & Formula One Contract

Basic Information

Stage Name: George Russell
Real Name: George William Russell
Occupation: British Racing Driver
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
Gender: Male
Nationality: British
Marital Status: Carmen Montero (Girlfriend)
Education: Wisbech Grammar School

Biography

George William Russell, best known as George Russell, is a British Racing Driving. He is currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes Benz.

Early Life & Career;

At the age of 7, Russell took up karting. At age 18, he moved to Milton Keynes to be closer to his racing team. He moved to the Rotax Mini Max category in 2010. There, he became Super One British champion, Formula Kart Stars British champion, and also won the Kartmasters British Grand Prix.

Russell was the 2018 FIA Formula 2 champion for ART. He was also the 2017 GP3 champion. In 2019, he signed with Williams. He made his debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. He stood for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. Hamilton had gotten a positive coronavirus test. In the pre-event, he stated that he felt “no pressure”. He qualified for the second position on the front row for the race start. The media and the Mercedes team praised him for his performance. At the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, he achieved his first F1 Podium with Williams.

Age

George Russell was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, on the 15th day of February 1998. He grew up in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. He celebrated his 24th birthday in February 2022.

Girlfriend

George Russell is known to keep his private life away from the public, but he has been spotted several times with his girlfriend. She has been identified as Carmen Montero. They were first spotted together at several Grand Prix in 2021.

Russell first dated the sister of fellow Mercedes academy driver and former Formula 2 rival Nyck de Vries, Seychelle. They met while he was racing in the F2 championship, and they began dating in 2017. They called it quits after spending two years together.

He started a new journey with Carmen Montero. The couple was featured in Williams’ behind-the-scenes race weekend videos. Carmen has no links to the sport. She was a student at the University of Westminster. There, she studied for a degree in business management and finance. After graduation, she began working at an investment firm in the UK.

The couple keeps their relationship private, but they have been pictured together having fun on holiday trips.

Height

George Russell is one of the tallest drivers on the grid and in Formula 1. George stands at 185cm.

Net Worth

According to Caknowledge.com, George Russell is worth an estimated $16 million. He reportedly earns $750,000 monthly and $5million yearly.

Father

George Russell’s father is named Steve. He was a small business owner. His mother is named Alison. Russell also has two older siblings, a sister named Cara, and a brother, Benjy. He owns a couple of expensive cars, including an $800,000 McLaren GT, A Mercedes Benz AMG GT, a Ferrari, and more. He has been pictured wearing pricey wristwatches, including a Blancpain, Hublot, Breguet & Fils, etc. His parents are believed to own substantial ancestral properties.

Formula One Contract

In September 2021, Russell was confirmed as Valtteri Bottas’ replacement at Mercedes and announced as Lewis Hamilton’s next teammate. The announcement saw a significant bump in his salary. He had earned $1.18 million with the Williams team in 2021. In the first year of his contract with Mercedes, Russell will make $6.76 million, according to the Times. The salary does not include endorsements or sponsorship, or any spoken bonuses. He is Hamilton’s sixth and youngest teammate. Before signing the long-term contract with Mercedes, they first signed him as a junior driver before supporting his three successful seasons in F1 with Williams.

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