George Russell took a maiden grand prix victory – and a first for Mercedes in 2022. Check out his girlfriend and has he won a race in f1.
George Russell : Has won a race in f1 | Girlfriend
Russell is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes.
|Born||George William Russell
15 February 1998
King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Entries||81 (81 starts)|
He was the 2018 FIA Formula 2 champion and the 2017 GP3 Series champion, driving for ART in both campaigns.
Following his Formula 2 championship win, Russell signed for Williams in 2019, making his debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, although he stood in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.
Russell achieved his first F1 podium with Williams at the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix.
George Russell has won a race in f1
Russell was in control of the race throughout after Verstappen and Hamilton came together as they disputed second place in the early stages at a safety car restart.
Hamilton dropped to ninth place after the collision with his 2021 title rival but came back to secure a Mercedes one-two and seal the team’s recovery after a difficult season that the eight-time champions started with an uncompetitive car.
Russell’s accomplished drive included him surviving a late safety car that bunched up the field and put Hamilton right behind him heading into the final 10 laps.
The Mercedes drivers were told that they were allowed to race but Russell held the lead at the restart and kept Hamilton at bay until the end.
Behind them, the final 10 laps were a frantic fight as a number of drivers who had had difficult races revived their afternoons.
Among them were Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc – who had been barged off the track by McLaren’s Lando Norris at Turn Five shortly after the Verstappen-Hamilton incident and dropped to the back – and Verstappen himself.
Leclerc was sixth at the restart but moved up to finish fourth behind his Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz, as both passed the fading Red Bull of Sergio Perez.
Alpine’s Fernando Alonso also overtook the Mexican to take a strong fifth place after starting 18th.
The late caution period also helped Verstappen move up from the bottom of the top 10 to sixth place, just failing to pass Alonso on a race to the line.
Verstappen had been allowed to pass Perez a few laps earlier to chase Alonso, but was told heading into the final lap that he should let his team-mate back ahead if he did not pass Alonso by the final corner. But he did not comply.
His personal life is flourishing nicely too, as Russell’s girlfriend is investment broker Carmen Montero Mundt.
Mundt has been in a relationship with Russell since 2020, months after the latter finished things with his ex-girlfriend.
Russell split with former flame Seychelle de Vries, who is the sister of ex-Mercedes academy team-mate Nyck de Vries.
Not much has been said in public by Russell about Mundt, who has been pictured alongside her man at F1 races on numerous ocassions.
Mundt was a student at the University of Westminster and studied for a degree in business management and finance.
After graduating, Mundt took up a job working for investman firm W1 Investment group as a client relationship intern.
But she moved onto Ruffer LLP in 2022, becoming an investor relations associate.
Since making things official with Russell, the pair have travelled the globe together thanks to the Brit’s driving exploits.
But they’ve holidayed for pleasure too, as the pair were pictures soaking up the sun in St Barts last year.
They also attended the premiere of James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ in 2021.
And after Russell’s move to Mercedes, Mundt posted on Instagram to congratulate her partner on his big move, writing: “All smiles. So proud @georgerussell63.”