GALLERY: Wisbech racer Russell picks up two stunning wins at Silverstone to lead BRDC F4 Championship

12:39 29 April 2014

George Russell storms to victory at Silverstone. Picture: JAKOB EBREY PHOTOGRAPHY

George Russell storms to victory at Silverstone. Picture: JAKOB EBREY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Wisbech racer George Russell leads the BRDC F4 Championship after winning two out of three races at Silverstone at the weekend.

George Russell storms to victory at Silverstone. Picture: JAKOB EBREY PHOTOGRAPHY.George Russell storms to victory at Silverstone. Picture: JAKOB EBREY PHOTOGRAPHY.

The 16-year-old finished 5th in Saturday but was in unstoppable form on Sunday, showing tremendous flair in tricky weather conditions to storm through from fourth and sixth on the grid in the two races with his Lanan Racing machine.

Russell has a 13-point championship lead over his closest rival, Mexican Diego Menchaca, with Saturday’s race winner Raoul Hyman two points further back in third.

Russell said: “It doesn’t get much better than this with two wins. We struggled a little bit on Saturday but we improved and it was a great day for the team getting a 1-3 in race two and a 1-2 in race three.

“It’s great to be the early championship leader but there’s a long way to go in the season.

George Russell storms to victory at Silverstone. Picture: JAKOB EBREY PHOTOGRAPHYGeorge Russell storms to victory at Silverstone. Picture: JAKOB EBREY PHOTOGRAPHY

“With 21 more races to go I’m not thinking too far ahead and taking it all step by step and keep doing the best job we can each weekend.”

The next three rounds of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship are on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on May 17-18.

Russell is unfamiliar with the circuit but he is confident he will once again be challenging for race wins.

He said: “It will be difficult because, unlike my rivals, I’ve not raced there before. I will go on YouTube and do research to get familiar with the track.

“But I am determined to go there, stick it on pole and win races.”

Before Brands Hatch, Russell heads to the demanding streets of Pau in South-West France where he will contest the second round of the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS series with Koiranen GP.

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