George Russell Bio: Girlfriend, Net Worth & Endorsements

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The King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England native George Russell is arguably one of the best-looking F1 drivers in the world who currently competes for Mercedes Petronas.

He previously drove for Williams Racing from 2019 to 2021.

After his contract with the Williams ended, he signed a multi-year deal with the Mercedes replacing Valtteri Bottas and joining Lewis Hamilton for the 2022 season.

George Russell
George Russell (Source: Mercedes AMG Petronas)

As of the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, George has achieved one victory, one pole position, five fastest laps, and nine podium finishes in his career. 

In the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Russell started at 11th position in the grid, just ahead of Esteban Ocon of Alpine. He finished the sprint fourth, collecting five points behind Max Verstappen.

Quick Facts

Full Name George William Russell
Known As George Russell
Nickname Mr. Saturday
Birthdate 15 February 1998
Age 26 Years Old
Birthplace  King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
Current Residence London
Father Steve Russell
Mother Allison Russell
Siblings Cara Russell & Benjy Russell
Nationality British
Marital Status Unmarried
Relationship Status Dating
Girlfriend Carmen Montero Mundt (2020-Present)
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Light Brown
Height 6 ft 1 in/185.5 cm/1.85 m
Weight 70 kg/154.5 lbs
Distinctive Feature Small Face, Thin Lips, Downward Pointed Nose
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Aquarius
Religion Christian
Profession Formula One Driver
Education  Wisbech Grammar School
Association Mercedes Petronas
Vehicle Number 63
Entries 86 (85 Starts)
Wins 1
Podiums 9
Career Points 317
2022 Position 4th (275 Points)
Net Worth $16 Million
Salary $5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Parents

George Russell was born to Steve and Alison Russell on 15 February 1998. He is the youngest of his two siblings, Cara, and an older brother, Benjy.

Passionate for racing from early on, Russell took karting at seven, inspired by his older brother, who was also involved in competitive karting.

He grew up with his siblings in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and attended Wisbech Grammar School.

He moved to Milton Keynes at eighteen to be closer to his racing teams.

Career

Like every other successful F1 driver, Russell’s career began at an early age with karting.

He began karting in 2006, progressing to the cadet class by 2009.

Russell made his single-seater debut in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps championship in 2014.

The same year he competed in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship with defending champions Lanan Racing.

George Russell For Mercedes petronas
George Russell For Mercedes Petronas (Source: CNN)

The following year in 2015, he graduated to Formula Three, racing the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with Carlin.

He signed with ART Grand Prix for the 2017 GP3 Series season, and in the January following year, he was confirmed as a driver for ART Grand Prix for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Russell’s F1 dream came to fruition in 2019 when he signed with Williams partnering Robert Kubica for the season.

After three seasons with Williams, Russell signed with Mercedes in 2022.

Awards & Achievements

George Russell has just begun his F1 career and has much to do to cement his status amongst the greats.

But we are sure with his unwavering dedication to the sport; he is bound to make a big name for himself in the future.

Meanwhile following are some of his significant career achievements yet.

  • 2017 GP3 Series
  • 2015-26 FIA European Formula 3 Championship
  • 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • 2014 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award2015 BRDC SuperStar

Other Ventures

George Russell was appointed the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association director in March 2021.

He replaced presiding Romain Grosjean, who stepped down from his role after his departure from F1 to IndyCar.

In March 2022, Russell agreed to lend his name to the inaugural GB4 Championship, a new single-seater series in the United Kingdom.

Following this announcement, the championship created a namesake award called George Russell Pole Position Cup in his honor, which will be awarded to the driver with the most pole positions.

Nonetheless, this was not the first time his name was used for a cup.

George’s involvement with the GB4 Championship resulted in the creation of the Pole Position Cup, which highlights his commitment to developing young talent in motorsport.

Relationship

The Mercedes F1 driver George Russell has been in a relationship with Carmen Montero Mundt for over the past three years.

The pair has been seen multiple times together during race weekends and other public events.

Carmen comes from London and currently works as an Investors Relations Associate at Ruffer LLP.

She completed her Bachelor’s in Business Management at the University of Westminster.

Before her full-time job at Ruffer, she interned at the same place.

George Russell With His Girlfriend Carmen
George Russell With His Girlfriend Carmen (Source: Essentially Sports)

Russell revealed his relationship with Carmen during the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix; nevertheless, it is believed that he had been dating her for a couple of months prior to the race.

Except for being seen in events and the race track sidelines, Carmen, every now and then, goes on a quick gateway along with her boyfriend, Russell.

In January 2022, the two were seen at St. Bart’s enjoying time with each other.

Russell looked relaxed as he rocked a pair of round sunglasses, wrapping an arm around Carmen.

Similarly, Carmen looked ever so glowing in a turquoise checked swimsuit, kissing on her beau’s torso as they strolled along the beach of Eden Rock Hotel.

Net Worth & Income

As one of the most promising stars of F1, George’s trajectory is pointing upwards, and it seems the only way up for the British national.

Just a year back, he had a net worth of $1 million. As of 2023, Russell is said to have an estimated net worth of a staggering $16 million.

Even though this seems way less than his Mercedes counterpart, it still is a respectable fortune for an emerging driver.

His net worth comes from his racing career and brand endorsement deals that he has booked after his outstanding on-track performances.

According to MARCA, Russell’s annual salary is around $5 million at Mercedes. On top of that, he could land a $3 million bonus if he wins the championship.

Aside from Mercedes’s salary and bonus, he earns well from his deals with AMG, BRDC, Bell Helmets, Alpinestars, and Puma.

2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

George finished fourth in the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 30. 

Redbull Racing’s Sergio Perez clinched the podium just ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

Max Verstappen finished in third despite some ugly damage on his car after contact with Russell on the first lap. The points leader even confronted Russell in the pits after the race.

Unknown Facts About George Russell

  • Russell finished 7th at the season-opening Bahamian Grand Prix.
  • He was temporarily promoted to the podium when Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso received a penalty at the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Alonso’s penalty was later rescinded, and George was ultimately classified fourth.
  • At the Australian Grand Prix, Russell qualified second and took the lead at the start of the race from Redbull’s Max Verstappen. He made a pit stop during a safety car period, but the race was red-flagged, causing him to restart in seventh place. He still improved t fourth place but eventually had to retire due to an engine failure.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is George Russell from a wealthy family?

Contrary to popular belief, no Russell is not from a wealthy family.

Do George Russell and Lewis Hamilton get along?

George claims that he shares a good relationship with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Why was Hamilton slower than Russell?

In Azerbaijan, Baku, Hamilton drove with a different floor than Russell. According to the Mercedes team Principal Toto Wolff, that is also the reason why the seven-time world champion was just over two-tenths slower than his compatriot in the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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