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Jan 18

ART Grand Prix is proud to announce George Russell to race alongside Jack Aitken

ART Grand Prix 2018 F2 line-up

ART Grand Prix is proud to announce that it has completed its Formula 2 line up with a new partnership together with George Russell, who will race alongside his compatriot, Jack Aitken.

George had a great year in 2017, winning with the GP3 title with ART Grand Prix in his first year in the series as well as completing his first official test laps in Formula 1 last August when he topped the times with reigning world champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport at the Hungaroring. Subsequently, George participated in his first two Formula 1 race weekends with the Sahara Force India team, climbing behind the wheel in first free practice at the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.

George Russell got his first taste of Formula 2 on the Yas Marina circuit in November and December, where, hot on the heels of his GP3 season, he worked with ART Grand Prix, showing his speed and technical ease.

George Russell:

“I am very happy to be able to race in Formula 2 while continuing to drive for ART Grand Prix. We had a very successful year together last season and so it makes sense to continue working together and seek out new successes. With the introduction of a new Formula 2 car, it will be challenging for all the teams to optimize the set-up from the start of the season, but I have every confidence in ART Grand Prix to get there and to be competitive as quickly as possible. I cannot wait to take part in the first race and fight against some of the best drivers and teams at the pinnacle of junior motorsport.”

Sébastien Philippe:

“ART Grand Prix had a very enjoyable and fruitful year with George in GP3, both sporting and personal, so it was only natural that we renewed our partnership for Formula 2, hand in hand with Mercedes-Benz, where George is one of their young drivers. ART Grand Prix’s experience together with George’s talent should allow us to fight and defend our title in the entry series to Formula 1.”

source: art-grandprix.com

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