|Who is it?||Actor, Writer|
|Birth Day||February 15, 1998|
|Age||22 YEARS OLD|
|Current team||ART Grand Prix|
|2017 2015–16 2014 2014 2014||GP3 Series FIA European Formula 3 Championship BRDC Formula 4 Championship Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0|
|2017 2014||GP3 Series BRDC Formula 4 Championship|
|2014 2015||McLaren Autosport BRDC Award BRDC SuperStar|
Born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, Russell began karting in 2006 and progressed through to the cadet class by 2009, becoming MSA British champion and British Open champion. In 2010 he moved to the Rotax Mini Max category where he became Super One British champion, Formula Kart Stars British champion and also won the Kartmasters British Grand Prix. Russell graduated to the KF3 class in 2011, winning the SKUSA Supernationals title and becoming CIK-FIA European Champion, a title he successfully defended in 2012. In his final year of karting in 2013, Russell finished 19th in the KF1 CIK-FIA World Championship.
As a prize for winning the BRDC Formula 4 championship, Russell tested a GP3 car with Arden Motorsport at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. In December 2014, Russell became the youngest-ever winner of the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, beating fellow finalists Alexander Albon, Ben Barnicoat, Sennan Fielding, Seb Morris and Harrison Scott to earn himself a £100,000 cash prize, British Racing Drivers' Club membership and a Formula One test with McLaren.
In September 2015, Russell took part in the Masters of Formula 3 non-championship event held at Zandvoort. After finishing fourth in the qualification race, he went on to finish second behind teammate Antonio Giovinazzi in the main race. Russell was also scheduled to compete in the Macau Grand Prix with Carlin, but was replaced by Japanese Euroformula Open Championship driver Yu Kanamaru shortly before the event.
Russell switched to Hitech GP for the 2016 season, scored two victories and finished third in the standings.
On 19 January 2017, Russell joined Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport as a part of their junior driver programme. It was announced that Russell would take part in both days of the Budapest Test on the 1–2 August, which followed the Formula One World Championship and support series races at the same circuit from the weekend before. On 7 November 2017 it was announced that Russell would make his Formula One practice debut at the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix driving in free practice one for Force India, it was announced that he would also drive for them in first practice for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.