October 12, 2018 / 9:33 AM / 4 months ago

Motor racing-British youngster Russell to race for Williams in 2019

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - George Russell will join Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris in a trio of British Formula One drivers next season after former champions Williams announced on Friday they had signed the youngster on a multi-year deal.

The 20-year-old, who has a long-term contract with Williams’ engine providers Mercedes, looks set to win the Formula Two championship after taking a 37 point lead with two races remaining. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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