"The car is DEFINITELY a step in the right direction!" 🤩 | George Russell on Williams' FW43B

Craig Slater caught up with George Russell following Williams 2021 car launch and the English was looking forward to the new season, excited about working with Jenson Button and looked ahead to his future in F1.
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  1. Sky Sports F1

    Sky Sports F1

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    How excited are you for this season to get started? 😍

    • Monty Boon

      Monty Boon

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      @b&srbck if this isnt put on r/murdered by words then idk whats eligable 😆

    • Christian Cosgriff

      Christian Cosgriff

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      Considering how boring f1 has become due to the hybrid era and the dominance of Mercedes not very to be honest 2022 should be interesting though with the new regulations and all that.

    • Monty Boon

      Monty Boon

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      im excited to see the countries cancel their races just before the gp is set

    • Huzaifa Laattoe

      Huzaifa Laattoe

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      SIR Lewis

    • I’ve Had Enough Have You?

      I’ve Had Enough Have You?

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      It’s the only thing I feel excited about now a days!

  2. Chris Ravenci

    Chris Ravenci

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    That mic is dope 🤣

  3. MimM


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    The 2021 season is only missing Russell in the other Mercedes.

  4. Matt Bolt

    Matt Bolt

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    drop the heritage! they seem to still be gazing backward. Just look ahead and out the new car in shot jesus.

  5. Sergeant Hartman

    Sergeant Hartman

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    Scheiß Monopolisten

  6. utr 67

    utr 67

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    He says this after taking the piss out the liveries in the F1 2020 game before the Virtual GP lmao

  7. António Rebelo

    António Rebelo

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    Yeah... it's got more blue... :-P

  8. Teh Gamist

    Teh Gamist

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    “Final year of the contract” **DON’T SMILE DON’T SMILE**

  9. Adonis Top of Men

    Adonis Top of Men

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    good interview ........

  10. brendan samuels

    brendan samuels

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    He sounds excited

  11. B. A.

    B. A.

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    I just want George's hard work to get paid off

  12. wujek


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    imagine george getting to q3 in bahrain

  13. hisSTORY


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    Good to hear. Car is butt ugly though

  14. Toluwalase Olajoyegbe

    Toluwalase Olajoyegbe

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    Dang the level of professionalism from George in this video is....frightening

  15. Ian Bryant

    Ian Bryant

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    How is Craig Slater still in this job? Did Sky lose a bet? He’s probably a lovely chap, but I have never seen someone so bad at their job. Next time you’re watching him just think “is this guy any good at his job?” You’ll be remarkably underwhelmed

  16. kittehsnipe


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    Someone get George a tighter shirt

  17. Macho Fantastico

    Macho Fantastico

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    The livery looks like it's from one of the custom F1 2020 liveries. That said really hope Williams have a better season, Russell is such a top driver who in my opinion should be driving for Mercedes instead of Bottas.

  18. Renata Stec

    Renata Stec

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    I just love this kid!!

  19. O Mondegreen

    O Mondegreen

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    hilarious microphone deal

  20. MrSniperfox29


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    Maybe Russell can finally beat a teammate!

  21. Jayson Gomez

    Jayson Gomez

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    this interviewer has the most boring voice or must be drunk - and the kind of questions he was asking, did not interest me one bit.... 3:28 of my life wasted.....

  22. Brian Asciak

    Brian Asciak

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    i hope they can battle at least for some points, Russel proved he is a top driver

  23. En el Pocket

    En el Pocket

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    He said this after driving for Mercedes las t year... So lets see if williams come back!!!!

  24. phr tao

    phr tao

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    Beautifully done there George ! Pitting himself against Max or Charles would be just as good as being team mate to Lewis - I wonder if that is a gentle reminder that he may have other options. This young guy is the most professional driver ever in F1: no tantrums and he thinks every time he opens his mouth; oh yes, and he's fast and a superb team player/leader as well.

  25. 911


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    That view of the car from the side looks quite nice

  26. Soren Ingram

    Soren Ingram

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    2021 is a Seat holder year. I look forward to 2022

  27. FatevsFate


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    Well now the car will look better even in last place 🤙🏻

  28. the ruckinmaul

    the ruckinmaul

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    Max, Charles, Lewis. 3 of the most talented drivers. But there are Dani Ric, Vettel, Lando, Sainz and Perez. Probably the most talented drivers lineup in modern ages.

  29. Mr. Time Gaming

    Mr. Time Gaming

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    Why did George look like statue or doll in thumbnail

  30. PuteraRiz


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    I dont want to jinx it but hopefully he will get points this year

  31. Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel

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    He means a REAL STEP, nth more, nth less!

  32. Maxim Seynaeve

    Maxim Seynaeve

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    such a class act

  33. Jade Thomas

    Jade Thomas

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    very low bar for this car 😭 anyway I hope it’s fast 😁 they deserve a better season

  34. Jamie Coats

    Jamie Coats

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    I think Bottas, who I like, should have been replaced by George. I feel that was the management team and connections having a conflict of interest and have failed George. Yes, I know, IF he goes to Merc next year, but what if they are not the top team? He should have had the chance to compete for the World Championships this year but that was denied because of scared politics, others would argue tactical and patience was why. None of this will matter if Merc are the best team 22/23 23/24 but if they loose their dominance then all I can say is nice one Toto. Oh and yes, I think Toto is a genius and seems like a great person. I worry he may get this wrong and damage George’s opportunity and squander his skills. On the other side of this view, I accept that he must be getting so much experience and skills at the back which he would not get at the front.

    • Jake M

      Jake M

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      To win the constructors, you need a driver who can consistently score 1st, and a driver who can consistently score 2nd. You don’t want two drivers who both are able to win. Nobody wants a Hamilton / Rosberg situation anymore. Most of the teams are following this philosophy now. Pair a very experienced driver with an up and coming younger driver. This way, there’s no direct competition within the team - as the younger driver knows they are the future once the older driver leaves. Hamilton - Bottas Ricciardo - Norris Alonso - Ocon Raikkonen - Giovinazzi Vettel - Stroll

  35. NBL1VE


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    Lewis arguably better than max and charles lol. He's won 7 titles and has shattered almost every world record.

  36. Stephen Chang

    Stephen Chang

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    How sad. Williams is now just a feeder team.

    • Ice Bear

      Ice Bear

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      @b&srbck Alfa isn't a feeder team but I agree Williams isn't a feeder team

  37. LeJimster


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    Really it's nothing to do with engine power.. They have whats considered the best engine in that car, it's the aero and mechanical setup that needs to take a big step forward.

    • Jake M

      Jake M

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      Do Williams still run their own gearbox and clutch? Being an engineering firm, they refused to take too much from Mercedes and instead preferred to develop their own parts - which maybe was stretching themselves a bit too thin

  38. ActionMan


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    Here's to george grabbing a bunch of points this season! Cant wait to see this man winning championships in the near future!

  39. Agent 9922

    Agent 9922

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    is it the SOB who said Mercedes shouldn't sign Hamilton?



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    This man is crazy about Mercedes

  41. Raian F1

    Raian F1

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    If it performs inversely proportional to the way it looks we have a winner!

  42. Serbian Boy

    Serbian Boy

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    It is sad to see that such a big team like Williams, driven by great drivers, today is talking about how not to be the last ... A team that had champions, a team that won construction titles .... I hope that to return one day to where they were in the 90's is a great team.

    • Jake M

      Jake M

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      @Serbian Boy Good points! Also, technically they would have had 3rd place last year if they hadn’t of had the 15 point deduction! I really think there will be a battle for 2nd place!

    • Serbian Boy

      Serbian Boy

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      @Jake M I love when I see people underestimating the Aston Martin, I'm just sorry I won't be able to see their faces when they realize how fast a car is ..... Why do you all forget the fact that it's practically a Mercedes and faster than in the R.Point era ... Yes they were 4 in the constructors race but had more podiums than McLaren and a lot more DNF due to technical glitches .... Be assured they will ruin RB’s plans, last year’s Verstappen and RB result is the fact that the others were bad .... And to be honest, Ferrari will not return this season, it will if they do a good car for 2022 Aston Martin is the closest car to Mercedes, whether someone wanted to admit it or not, Perez had good races and now take the fact that this car is now fast and in the hands of a four-time champion eager to prove ...

    • Jake M

      Jake M

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      New rules coming in to help this. Firstly, there’s now a big budget cap which limits all the teams to the old Force India budget. This will hurt Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari, but will give a large boost to Haas, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Williams who are used to running smaller teams efficiently. Also, from this year - wind tunnel time is allocated based on where the team finished the previous year. Ferrari will gain massively from this with their P6, but also Williams will see a great boost. Plus the 2022 cars should actually benefit from being close together on track - unlike the current formula where they are hurt by dirty air. It’s all shaping up for much closer racing!

  43. Omid Heidari

    Omid Heidari

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    Bring some points to table bois, we know it's possible

  44. TomPlaysGames


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    "Max, Charles & Lewis" Clever girl!

  45. Tis Ik

    Tis Ik

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    Nice default livery

  46. Peter Waugh

    Peter Waugh

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    Love the long stick lol

  47. Harry Todhunter

    Harry Todhunter

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    Hideous livery though

  48. Prapra Monks

    Prapra Monks

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    Next year would be every team's year because of the F1 cost cap of 140M.

  49. KHRN Star

    KHRN Star

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    Should’ve used a lavalier mic...🙄

  50. G K

    G K

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    George should have had a win against his name with Mercedes. He needs to be in a top car.

  51. joe 77

    joe 77

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    George in a merc 2022

  52. Scott Elder

    Scott Elder

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    George gets 1 point and that’s enough to get Williams in 9th is my prediction

  53. Ege


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    Sorry but it looks absolutely fantastic. I hope it performs as good as it looks.

  54. Gryfny


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    Crashing this car would be a relief for eyes

  55. Dynasty2201


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    "yeah the car's great....frankly I can't wait for Lewis to retire so I can finally move to Mercedes and stop being in a last-place car".

  56. Faris Johari

    Faris Johari

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    I thought BMW made a comback for 2021 at early moment of interview

  57. Emil Decano

    Emil Decano

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    Right direction? I thought its almost the same car as last years?

  58. nickname87


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    This year willians top ten?

  59. Curious Uranus

    Curious Uranus

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    The car really is heritage, the sidepods are made from wattle and daub, and George will be racing in a codpiece.

  60. miller chassis

    miller chassis

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    does Umbro make motorsport stuff now?

  61. Simon Falize

    Simon Falize

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    Max is the best mark.

  62. lukaku20wba


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    His last Williams

  63. Al


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    : lewis is the benchmark "at the moment" gotta love the confidence

    • phr tao

      phr tao

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      He's a very clever , subtle and professional young man.

  64. Josh L

    Josh L

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    Always impressed by George’s poise and professionalism. Hope to see great things from him in the near future.

  65. Sukh R

    Sukh R

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  66. JumpierBook


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    It looks like an F1 2020 My Team career mode car.

  67. Reg Bowdrey

    Reg Bowdrey

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    Is it just me or does Craig slater always sound bored?

  68. Harry Chalcraft

    Harry Chalcraft

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    3:15 Possibly a subtle hint he's putting himself out there to Red Bull & Ferrari too?

  69. cynicalobserver


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    Narrator : it wasn’t a big step.

  70. Sloppy Toons

    Sloppy Toons

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    The livery looks like a censored mild seven livery. Looks OK? I dunno. It’s not tragic, but one of the weaker liveries this year

  71. Lewis Allen

    Lewis Allen

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    Love this guy, so humble and laid back.

  72. Mr J

    Mr J

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    I hope Mercades made a sweet deal with Williams to acquire GW for Sakair in turn for some tech help . George needs to be in a mid pack car to be racy and build on those future Silver and Black Champ.

  73. Zie Hikikomori

    Zie Hikikomori

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    Best livery of the decade

  74. Jon Port

    Jon Port

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    What a boss and an absolute gent too. Good man George Russell, I believe in you, you're the Champion!

  75. Paul Merivale

    Paul Merivale

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    George 🙌🙌

  76. LU SILVA


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    honestly it doesn't look like a competitive car! and ugly in my opinion! Only wins in beauty, from Haas! Good luck George Russel!

  77. Mr Bungle

    Mr Bungle

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    Russell gives me worried vibes

  78. shabs97


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    Said the same thing last pre-season... hope I’m proven wrong as would be good to see him scoring points in 2021. Top talent.

  79. Enzo Rintaro

    Enzo Rintaro

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    Those last uncomfortable questions... i hate it so much when people make that kind of questions.

  80. Bhargav Rentala

    Bhargav Rentala

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    FW43B: Formula with 43 Benefits

  81. Lionheart GG

    Lionheart GG

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    George Merc vs Charles Fer vs Max RB. 2022 is gonna be lit.

    • Jake M

      Jake M

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      I think Aston is going to be right in the mix as well - they’re firmly aiming for being world champions. Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren have fired so many of their staff due to the budget cap, but Aston is already running a team at the right level, and have been extremely efficient financially for years (remember the 3D printed steering wheels!).

  82. Harley Ruzzaman

    Harley Ruzzaman

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    Great bloke

  83. William Healy

    William Healy

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    The problem with Williams is that they cross their fingers and not their Ts

  84. Deez Noots

    Deez Noots

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    Williams/Russell double world championship confirmed

  85. C T

    C T

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    Really hope Williams is on the rise don't know what it is about them but always loved the team

  86. Big_Whiskey13


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    Stroll Should learn how to do interviews like russell fukin stroll sounds like billion dollar potato 🥔

  87. HAL 9000

    HAL 9000

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    small small step

  88. 04 jhl

    04 jhl

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    Didn’t see mic pole initially, thought the dude tossed mic to boi george

    • The Buddha Sector

      The Buddha Sector

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      Same ....😂🤣

  89. Houssam the brave

    Houssam the brave

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    he was talking about the new livery guys yaay!

  90. itissrinivasan


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    Ah.. the famous levitating mic

  91. Jeremy Smith

    Jeremy Smith

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    The car looks stunning …

  92. Adnan Amin

    Adnan Amin

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    That host whipped out the long mic like a magic trick. I didn't see it coming.

  93. Toby Mitchell

    Toby Mitchell

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    He’s so good with press - very professional

  94. Space Ghost

    Space Ghost

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    ...he might have a case of the swears too much to ever be a silver arrows driver...but - gosh hes likeable. i think hes the third best driver on the grid.

  95. John Norris

    John Norris

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    3 points.

  96. McC25 Games and Adventures

    McC25 Games and Adventures

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    GR you better than all them and I am a Lewis fan, your the future and you no it

  97. Ayrton Hockaday

    Ayrton Hockaday

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    Well handled George on the Merc driver line up...

  98. HoosierBanker


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    Why can't George get more credit for how mature, professional, and overall just how much he is respected amongst drivers and fans? Can't wait to see this guy get the necessary equipment underneath him to stick it to the top performers. When I think of a welcomed and refreshing personality and future ambassador of the sport, this guy is it. Really hoping for great things to materialize.

  99. Noah596


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    I like that they are not wearing masks it makes it feel back to normal

  100. Jeferson Loreto

    Jeferson Loreto

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    This car looks like another electric chair ... poor Russel.