Speed is present throughout the life of a professional driver. For Mercedes’ George Russell, balance on and off the track is fundamental to quality of life. “We have a very busy lifestyle. We need to balance our personal life and our professional life,” he commented.
Football is a way to escape the intense routine of training, racing and traveling. The British driver inherited his passion for Wolverhampton from his father, Steve Russell, a team in which Brazilians João Gomes and Mateus Cunha play.
As a child, Russell divided his time between motorsport and Brazilian football matches. He revealed which players in an exclusive interview with CNN. The driver will participate in the São Paulo GP, this Sunday (5), at 2 p.m.
I played when I was younger, I always followed the big matches. I grew up watching Ronaldinho Gaúcho play, I always admired him. And of course, Ronaldo.
George Russell, F1 driver.
Mercedes’ George Russell says he has a penchant for Brazil. He could too: his first victory in Formula 1 dates back to the São Paulo GP in 2022.
In England, Russell’s idol is the former PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester United midfielder and current owner of Lionel Messi’s team Inter Miami. “When I grew up, I started watching David Beckham perform. I always loved watching and I still watch the national team matches,” he revealed.