George Russell’s unusual habit revealed by his father

George Russell used to play with toy tractors as a child.

Despite being 25 years old, it appears that George Russell continues to possess habits he developed as a child, as revealed by his father.

Russell is certainly developing nicely into a star of Formula 1, with the British driver having learnt an incredible amount from 2019-2021 whilst racing for Williams.

Since stepping up to Mercedes in 2022, Russell has raised his game to another level, to the point where he became just the third team-mate of Lewis Hamilton’s to beat him in the Drivers’ Championship.

Russell famously finished above the seven-time World Champion last season, whilst he was also the only Mercedes driver last year to claim a win and a pole position.

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The Briton won in Brazil and claimed pole in Hungary, highlighting how strong a year 2022 was for him.

He’s yet claim a podium this season but would’ve certainly finished on the rostrum at the recent Australian Grand Prix had it not been for a sudden engine failure, which saw him retire from the race.

Russell is certainly destined for great things at the pinnacle of motorsport, perhaps meaning he needs to keep the habits which have seen him rise to the level he’s currently at.

His father revealed that Russell has a habit which is similar to what he was like as a child, whilst playing with “his toy tractors”.

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“He lines all his shoes and shirts up in colour order, just like he did with his toy tractors as a boy,” Russell Sr. explained to The Times.

It appears Russell’s father also has a habit, though, as the Mercedes driver revealed what he does after every one of the driver’s races.

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“Dad will watch me racing live on TV and then rewatch the highlights the same day,” the Mercedes driver responded.

Russell will be hoping that his habit comes in handy this weekend at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, a venue he finished third at last season.

Given how bad Mercedes’ porpoising was at the Baku City Circuit 12 months ago, Russell did extraordinarily well to finish on the rostrum, with him likely targeting a repeat performance this weekend.