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Russell: I got more publicity from esports than any race last year

Williams' George Russell believes he has done more for his reputation by winning in virtual Formula 1 than he has ever been able to do racing at the back of the actual field. The 22-year-old Briton was unable to score a point with an uncompetitive car in F1 last season but he has impressed online in a series he started doing for fun during the COVID-19 lockdown. “I got more publicity from winning an esports race than I got from any single Formula 1 race last year by coming around at the back of the grid,” he told Sky Sports television. “I’m doing everything I can to show the people what I can do,” he added. Russell won the Formula 2 title in 2018 and is seen as a future Mercedes...
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