F1 star George Russell cheekily offered career change to new sport after home-town team ask him to come for a trial | The SunJune 15, 2023
FORMULA ONE star George Russell has been cheekily offered a career change by his hometown football club.
The Mercedes driver and his team-mate Lewis Hamilton both recently recorded podium finishes in the Spanish Grand Prix.
The 25-year-old is now looking to continue that good form in this weekend’s Canada GP.
However, if he ever feels that life on the F1 race track is proving to be too much then he could always pull on his football boots.
The former Williams driver recently took part in a Q&A that has now circulated online.
Russell was asked: “If you were a football player, the place you start your career at would be?”
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The pedal-to-the-metal star instantly replied with: “If I was a football player, the place I’d start my career at would be King’s Lynn FC.”
The clip soon went viral on Twitter, and it did not go unnoticed by the National League North football club.
And replying to it, they even tagged in the British racing ace as they offered him an unlikely career change.
Along with a winking emoji, they wrote: “You are more than welcome to come down and try out, @GeorgeRussell63 #UpTheLynn.”
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Russell’s only Formula One victory came last year at the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
Meanwhile, King’s Lynn suffered relegation from the National League back in the 2021-22 campaign.
They were then left heartbroken in their attempts last season to bounce straight back with promotion.
Despite finishing as runners-up in the National League North, they were thrashed 4-1 by Kidderminster Harriers in the play-off semi-finals.
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