What family means to him

The World’s Fastest Family x George Russell

George Russel in front of a picture wall
George Russel in front of a picture wall

To celebrate the World’s Fastest Family, George Russell talks about his career highlights, how he wants to change the racing game, and what family really means to him…

And lately, the World’s Fastest Family set another milestone by introducing a new member to the family. It’s 24-year-old Formula One prodigy George Russell who’s bringing even more power and speed into Mercedes-AMG.

“I don’t think it brings any additional pressure,” George says as we ask how it feels to join Mercedes-AMG’ repertoire of racing brilliance. “Once the helmet is on, you’re focussed on one goal, and that’s driving as fast as possible.”

George Russel at the pitstop
George Russel at the pitstop

For George, racing isn’t just his career – it’s always been part of his life. The baby steps towards his dream starting with driving around his garden in toy cars and quad bikes, before taking his skills and speed onto the karting track. Now, alongside racing legend Lewis Hamilton, George is helping to maintain the prestige and prowess of Mercedes-AMG on and off the track.

But beyond racing, George understands and highlights the importance of family to him – both his new Mercedes-AMG family, and the one he has back home, in the stands cheering him on, and supporting him all the way through the highs and lows of his career so far.

“Racing is what we live for. It’s fully ingrained into all of us. What I’ll bring to the World’s Fastest Family is even more speed.”

Racetrack of the formula 1
Racetrack of the formula 1
Gwen Lagrue during manoeuvre critique

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