George Russell offered to leave Formula 1

King's Lynn FC currently play in the sixth-tier of English football.

George Russell has jokingly been offered a football trial at boyhood club King’s Lynn FC, after the Briton revealed that he’d love to play for the side.

The King’s Lynn-born driver recently admitted that he would’ve loved to have started a football career at his local club, if he had never become a Formula 1 driver.

 “If I was a football player, the place I’d start my career at would be King’s Lynn FC,” Russell told

The team jokingly offered the Mercedes star a trial on Twitter after discovering the revelation, saying: “More than welcome to come down and try out.”

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Whether the offer will remain when Russell retires from F1 remains to be seen, given that he’s only in his fourth season at the pinnacle of motorsport.

His attention this weekend will presumably be on the Canadian Grand Prix rather than a career in football, especially as it’s expected to be a difficult few days for the Silver Arrows.

Despite Mercedes having claimed third and fourth at the Circuit de Gilles-Villeneuve last season, the W14 isn’t expected to suit the Canadian venue.

Russell heads to Montreal having recovered a shock podium at the Spanish Grand Prix, after he successfully worked his way through the field from P12.

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Given that he was dumped out in Q2, Russell wasn’t expected to feature on the rostrum; however, his strong pace saw him work his way through the field relatively comfortably.

A big performance will be required in Canada should he want to replicate his Barcelona podium, and taste champagne for back-to-back races.

The series of low-speed corners will work against the W14, making life trickier for Russell.

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The W14 is much more suited to venues like he Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which boasts several medium and high-speed corners.

With a 61% chance of rain being forecasted for qualifying though, Russell could salvage a strong starting position for Sunday’s race, given how much wet conditions can shake-up the order.

A Q2 elimination simply can’t happen this weekend for Russell nor Lewis Hamilton, if Mercedes want to remain as the closest team to Red Bull in the Constructors’ Championship.