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George Russel Takes AMG-GT R For a Spin Around the Norschifer


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I’ve always had a soft spot for George Russel. After becoming Formula 2 world champion in 2018, the world had high hopes for this Mercedes Driver Development Program wonder-boy before he was shoved into the slowest car on the Formula 1 grid; Williams Racing.

Albeit, the Williams Racing team still developed a Formula 1 car capable of reaching speeds as high as 378 km/h, it’s just not quite as competitive as its rivals. Nonetheless, it’s still a shame to see poor Geroge Russel stuck at the back of the grid every race but he maintains the heart of a true world champion and keeps a great attitude about it; making him one of my favorite drivers of all time.

Last weekend we had the Nurburgring F1 Grand Prix, and George Russell and friends got to take the 4.0L twin-turbo V8 powered Mercedes AMG-GT R for a spin around – what is in my opinoin – the most fun track to race on earth. 

Although George doesn’t race for the Mercedes factory team, he still manages to be included in all the AMG-powered fun during the racing calendar due to his connection to the Mercedes team through their Driver Development Program. Not only that, Williams Racing also has a partnership with the AMG-Petronas F1 team as Mercedes provides F1 engines to Williams.

With this GT R being outfitted with stock street tires on a gloomy day at the Norschifer, George manages to have quite a few terrifying moments on this extremely dangerous race track. It doesn’t help that this monster of a car sends 577 horsepower to the rear wheels and George decides to run the speedometer up to 300 km/h on the wet straight after sunset. 

Racecar drivers will be racecar drivers I guess. Personally, this is one of my favourite cars of all time, so I hope you got as much enjoyment out of the video as I did. George Russell is a great guy and I urge all F1 fans alike to give him a chance, because we all know he’s getting that AMG-Petronas seat in the future anyways.