Briton George Russell, a British youngster has been signed to champions Mercedes’ young driver development programme.
Russell, who finished third in the last European Formula 3 championship, has been considered a good signing for the team.
“Of course, my priority is to get the job done over coming season in GP3 and I’m fully focused on that. This opportunity is a huge motivation and I’m looking forward to the challenge. It should be an exciting year ahead,” the young Russell said.
Russell has competed in the FIA Formula 3 championship for the last two seasons and scored two wins, ten podiums and three pole positions on his way to third in the 2016 standings behind new Williams recruit, Lance Stroll.
“George has shown impressive form in the junior categories and we have been keeping a close eye on him for a while now. It is still early in his career but we see great potential in him,” Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said. (more…)