High-flying Wisbech racer George Russell selected as British Racing Drivers’ Club rising star

PUBLISHED: 11:48 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 11:48 04 August 2014

George Russell.

George Russell.

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Wisbech racer George Russell has been rewarded for his status as one of British motorsport’s most promising young drivers by being selected as a British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star.

The 16 year-old is leading the BRDC Formula 4 Championship with four race wins in his rookie season of car racing and has also taken podium finishes in the Formula Renault ALPS series.

The prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club, which is heavily involved with Silverstone and the British Grand Prix, recognises the achievements of young drivers.

Russell said: “All the hard work is paying off, and I’m honoured to be part of such a great and historic club.

“I got a letter through the post asking me if I wanted to be a Rising Star, and of course I got in touch straight away and went down to Silverstone to see them.

“As well as the recognition and prestige, it gives me access to the BRDC Clubhouse and contacts with so many important people in motorsport.

“I’m sure I’ll meet a lot of influential figures and that can only help me progress in the sport.”

Russell’s first race as a BRDC Rising Star will be at the club’s Silverstone base, when he defends his BRDC F4 Championship lead on August 16-17.

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