Ross Brawn of Mercedes Grand Prix presents MSA Award to Fenland kart ace George Russell
KARTING champion George Russell rubbed shoulders with motorsport legends when he attended the Autosport Awards Dinner in London. Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, David Coultard, Damon Hill, Sir Stirling Moss and Murray Walker all attended the glamorous even
KARTING champion George Russell rubbed shoulders with motorsport legends when he attended the Autosport Awards Dinner in London.
Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, David Coultard, Damon Hill, Sir Stirling Moss and Murray Walker all attended the glamorous event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, on Park Lane.
George, 11, from Tydd St Giles, was presented a trophy for being the 2009 British Cadet Karting Champion.
The evening was hosted by ITV sports presenter Steve Rider.
George was also invited to attend the Night of Champions at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall to celebrate his success in 2009.
Here he was presented with a special MSA Award by Ross Brawn, team principal of Mercedes GP, who led Button to his World Championship.
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George was interviewed on stage by ex Formula One Presenter, Tony Jardine, who asked him if he was as good as his brother Benjy, 2007 World Karting Champion, to which George replied, "maybe in a couple of years time."
George had a tremendous season last year not only winning the MSA British Title, held by Hamilton in 1996, but also won the British Open Championship and the Grand Prix at Kartmasters.
George was also chosen by Hamilton to represented Great Britain in the USA last May.