Speedy George aims to become the next Lewis Hamilton after winning British title
By ADAM LAZZARI YOUNGSTER George Russell is pictured celebrating becoming a British karting champion. The 11-year-old from Tydd St Giles won the 2009 Formula Kart Stars MSA British Championships, a title previously won by Formula One superstar Lewis Hamil
By ADAM LAZZARI
YOUNGSTER George Russell is pictured celebrating becoming a British karting champion.
The 11-year-old from Tydd St Giles won the 2009 Formula Kart Stars MSA British Championships, a title previously won by Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton.
George has now won more titles than Hamilton and Jenson Button had done at his age.
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Hamilton was last season's Formula One world champion and Button is hoping to become a world champion on Sunday.
George's prize is an all-expenses paid trip to America to compete in the Florida Winter Karting tour.
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George's father, Steve Russell, said: "George wants a career in motorsport and he aims to become the next Lewis Hamilton.
"Teams are starting to scout young drivers in their mid teens so he has a great chance.
"But he's very laid back about everything and that gives him a big advantage on the track. He's mature and calm under pressure."
The Wisbech Grammar School pupil competed against 66 drivers over nine rounds.
He led from the first round at Kimbolton.
Travelling all over the UK and Belgium, Russell remained consistent throughout, eventually being crowned British Champion by finishing fifth at Whilton Mill, Northamptonshire.
This year he has also won the British Open Championship and Kartmasters British Grand Prix.
George has been inspired by his brother Benji, 23, who became a karting world champion in Dubai in 2007.
George will be moving up to either Mini Max or KF3 next year.
He will receive his trophy at a black tie event at the MSA Night of Champions, where all the champions of motorsport including the new Formula One World Champion will receive their prizes.