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Force India to Give GP3 Champion Russell Free Practice Opportunities

2017 GP3 Series champion George Russell will make his Formula 1 Free Practice debut this weekend at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace with the Sahara Force India F1 Team, and it could lead to a reserve driver role with the Silverstone-based outfit for 2018. Russell, who clinched the GP3 crown with a round to spare thanks to four race wins and only two results worse than sixth in the first thirteen races of the campaign, is a Mercedes-Benz Junior driver and will line-up in place of Sergio Perez alongside another Mercedes junior, Esteban Ocon, in free practice in Brazil, with Russell then replace Ocon in the season finale in Abu Dhabi. “I’m extremely excited to be driving in free practice...
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