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George Russell

Russell goes maverick ahead of British GP

The Mercedes driver took to the skies with the Royal Air Force ahead of his home race at Silverstone this weekend.

George Russell has taken to the skies with the Royal Air Force ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver joined the RAF at Coningsby to evaluate the 'teamwork and fantastic engineering' that connects the Brackley-based outfit's operations and those that lead to being able to fly fighter jets.

Russell was given the opportunity to sit in a Typhoon aircraft to enjoy the thrill of being a fighter pilot as part of his visit to 29 Squadron, with the feature set to be shown as part of Sky Sports F1's pre-race build-up at Silverstone this weekend.

In a social media post, Russell said: "Mavericks. An experience of a lifetime having the chance to fly a Typhoon Fighter Jet.

"Seeing the teamwork, camaraderie and skillset within the whole of the RAF, I truly understand why it’s such an honour to work for the Royal Air Force.

"Thank you so much for the opportunity, for teaching me a huge amount and of course for the ride!"

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