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George Russell to join Force India in Brazil and Abu Dhabi

George Russell to join Force India in Brazil and Abu Dhabi

The English driver George Russell will be at the wheel of a Force India in the first free practice sessions of the Brazilian and Abu Dab Grand Prix, the last two rounds of the Formula One World Cup, replacing the Mexican Sergio Pérez and the French Esteban Ocon, respectively. .

“I am very excited to drive in free practice in Brazil and Abu Dhabi with Force India. 2017 has been a year full of opportunities and this is the icing on the cake for the season; it’s fantastic. I’ve never driven either Interlagos or the VJM10 (Force India’s car name) before so I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge. I would like to thank Force India for this opportunity and Mercedes for their support, “he said in a statement issued by the team.

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Thus, the Mercedes driver, a Force India rider, will make his debut at the age of 19 in an official Formula One session after having been proclaimed champion of the GP3 this season, which is another step in his career.

Vijay Mallya, owner of Force India, is looking forward to the opportunity Russell will have: “We are happy to give him this opportunity. He is a future talent and we have followed him closely this year in GP3. He has been working with the team on our simulator in the past. Now that we are fourth in the World Cup, it is the ideal moment to give George the opportunity and evaluate his potential, “he said. EFE

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