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NEXT season, rising British F1 racer George Russell will be driving for Mercedes.
The 23-year-old will team up with Lewis Hamilton, and could pose a serious threat for the World Championship.
F1 ace George Russell already boasts a glam lifestyleCredit: Daimler AG
Russell, pictured next to Lewis Hamilton in 2010, will be the current F1 champ’s team mate next season at Mercedes
He will also be due a massive pay hike on his current £500,000-per-year deal with Williams, that’ll continue to fund his amazing lifestyle.
Although he currently rents a flat in an affluent area of London, he has plans to move to Monaco.
Away from the racing circuit, the Norfolk-born star drives a £140,000 car – fittingly a Mercedes AMG GT worth around £140,000.
He also manages to enjoy luxurious breaks away to stunning destinations like St Barts and Santorini, and is joined by glam girlfriend Carmen Montero Mundt.
Russell already leads a playboy lifestyle, despite his tender years.
KING’S LYNN TO A KING’S RANSOM
Rising star Russell was born in King’s Lynn to father Steve and mother Alison.
The youngest of three children, he has a sister, Cara and older brother, Benjy.
He caught the racing bug when he started go karting at the age of seven alongside Benjy, who was involved in competitive karting.
But by 18, he moved to Milton Keynes to be closer to British Formula 3 Championship racing team, Hitech.
By the age of seven, Russell was kartingCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
George’s older brother spent his youth competing in karting
Russell celebrates victory in Race 1 of the FIA GP3 championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in 2017Credit: Getty – Contributor
In early 2017, he joined Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport as a part of their junior driver programme.
A year later, Williams announced that Russell had signed a multi-year deal to drive for their team.
GLAM LIFE FOLLOWED
As soon as he was thrust into the spotlight, Russell’s love life was placed under the microscope.
He met stunning Seychelle de Vries, who was once linked to Max Verstappen, when he raced in Formula 2 in 2017.
They reportedly dated for three years, before calling it quits.
Most recently, Russell has been seen with stunning Carmen Montero Mundt.
Back in February, the pair were spotted on holiday in St Barts together kissing on a sunlounger and frolicking in the sea.
While in August, Russell was spotted enjoying a break in Santorini.
Seychelle de Vries dated Russell for three years
Carmen Montero Mundt is Russell’s current girlfriendCredit: Splash
Back in February, Russell and Carmen were spotted on a dream holiday in St BartsCredit: Splash
Russell and Carmen seen together before the Dutch Grand PrixCredit: Rex
Call it fate, but Russell has always had a penchant for Mercedes.
He currently drives a stunning Mercedes AMG GT that’s worth around £140,000.
And in the past, he’s always favoured the car manufacturer as his ride.
He’s been spotted with TWO AMG C 63 motors that cost in the region of £80,000.
Russell proudly displays his cars on social media to over two million followers.
About the AMG GT, that’s capable of reaching 0-60mph in just three seconds, he wrote on Instagram: “Love my little rocket!”
Russell shows off his prized possession – a £140,000 Mercedes AMG GTCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
Russell once said about his AMG GT, ‘Love my little rocket!’Credit: Instagram @georgerussell63
Through the years, Russell has also been spotted with two AMG C 63 Mercedes carsCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
The AMG C 63 costs around £80,000Credit: Instagram @georgerussell63
HE’S A STUDENT OF THE SPORT
One of Russell’s many heroes is the late, great Niki Lauda.
In 2017, the up-and-comer got the opportunity to meet his hero in Baku after a race.
Lauda even took the student to a Black Eyed Peas concert, after meeting him at a hotel.
Russell became friends with the three-time F1 champ, and would often lean on him for advice.
During lockdown last year, Russell shared a picture of himself reading Lauda’s autobiography.
While he was stuck at home when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height, he made sure he continued to workout and stay in shape.
He also fitted an F1 simulator to polish up on his driving skills in his bedroom.
Niki Lauda was an influence on Russell in his early yearsCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
Russell shared an image reading Lauda’s autobiography during lockdownCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
Devoted Russell has his own F1 sim in his homeCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
Crucial to Russell’s is his diet plan.
Regularly, he shares snaps on social media of what he eats – and it’s never unhealthy.
From poke bowls to fresh salads, the athlete makes sure he’s putting the right food in his body.
Coupled with going to the gym, it’s what keeps Russell in peak condition and lean for a race car.
Aside from driving, and working out seven days a week, Russell also likes to play squash and get out on his mountain bike.
Playing and competing in sport just isn’t enough for Russell.
When he has some downtime, he’s happy to sit in front of the TV and watch a live event.
During the Euros, he shared an image online cheering on England. The football fan is a devoted Wolves supporter, like his dad.
While last year, he encouraged his followers to comment who they felt would win the Indy 500, which he was tuned into.
Fitness fanatic Russell plays a variety of sports including squash and loves riding on his mountain bikeCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
A healthy salad is Russell’s go-to mealCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
Football fan Russell cheered on England during the EurosCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
Joining Mercedes will earn Russell a huge payday so he can continue to enjoy the high-lifeCredit: Instagram @georgerussell63
And in 2019, he was in the stands at Twickenham to cheer on England against France in the Six Nations.
Next year, it will be Russell who will be hopeful of more fans cheering him in a Mercedes car.
He might just give them something to shout about, should he dethrone Lewis Hamilton.