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Silverstone 2009 convinced Russell "this is what I want to do"

George Russell has revealed his first trip to Silverstone for the 2009 British Grand Prix was enough to convince him that he wanted to become a Formula 1 driver. Current Williams driver Russell was left bowled by the spectacle and atmosphere which cemented a career path in his mind. Article continues under video “My first experience of Silverstone was in 2009," confirmed Russell. "I was stood on the outside of Copse at the start on the banking, and it was just such a buzz, such a thrill listening to the cars going through the corner." At the time of the race, Britain could lay claim to reigning F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, and champion-in-waiting Jenson Button as he went on...
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