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Brazilian Grand Prix 2022

Emotional Russell in tears after maiden F1 win in Brazil

George Russell took a maiden F1 win in Brazil, leading to an emotional moment in parc ferme.

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George Russell was left in tears after claiming an emotional first Formula 1 victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Starting on Pole Position after winning the Sprint, Russell dominated and saw out a late Safety Car restart to fend off teammate Lewis Hamilton, who is still winless this season.

Russell becomes the 113th driver to win a Grand Prix - at the track he made his F1 debut in a free practice session back in 2017.

After the win - which cements fourth place in the standings for the British driver - he was left in tears.

Russell on win

"I'm speechless, you know on the in lap, all of these memories sort of come flooding back in," he explained.

"Starting off with my mum and dad in go-karting and going through all the support I've had from the rest of my family, my girlfriend, my trainer and my manager.

"Then [with those] who gave me the opportunity to get on the programme with Mercedes and James Vowles and Toto Wolff the list is endless.

"I can't thank them enough and am super proud.

"A huge thank you to the whole team for making this possible.

"It's been an emotional roller coaster this season. The race was really tough race, but I felt in control.

"Lewis was super-fast and then, when I saw the safety car come out, I thought: 'this is going to be a really difficult end' and there's so much pressure."

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