George Russell attends Miami Dolphins NFL match in London

Jake Nichol October 17, 2021
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Williams Formula One star George Russell was a spectator at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday as the Miami Dolphins played the Jacksonville Jaguars. Which other F1 driver tagged along with Russell?

George Russell supports Miami Dolphins in NFL London game

Russell, who will join Mercedes for 2022 and drive alongside Lewis Hamilton was in the crowd for the NFL’s now customary game in London.

Instead of being at Wembley, the fixture between the Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars took place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Russell showed his support for the Dolphins pre-game with a video and was pictured pitchside at the game.

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In 2022, F1 will visit Miami for the first ever grand prix in the city.

It has been a long-time ambition for F1’s American owners – Liberty Media – to get F1 in Miami.

The race will be a street course around the Dolphins’ Hard Rock stadium.

It will be a 3.3-mile, 19 turn course.

The first race in a planned 10-year contract will be on May 8th, 2022.

Russell brings fellow driver to NFL game

2018 GP2 champion Russell was accompanied to the Miami Dolphins game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by Alex Albon.

The Dolphins and the Jaguars were level until the last second of the game.

Jags kicker Matthew Wright kicked his third field goal of the night for a 23-20 win.

It ended the Jags’ long losing streak, and is their first win in over a year.

Albon was dropped by Red Bull at the end of 2020 after an underwhelming season.

However, he was kept on as a reserve and third driver for the squad as Sergio Perez partnered Max Verstappen.

Albon will return to the F1 grid in 2022, in part thanks to Russell.

Following Russell’s promotion to Mercedes, a vacancy was created at Williams.

Albon was chosen as Russell’s replacement as F1 heads into the rules reset for 2022.

The Thai driver will partner Nicholas Latifi at Williams – who will remain for a third season.

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Jake can usually be found writing about or watching anything to do with motorsport – from Formula 1 to NASCAR to British Truck Racing. His work as a motorsport journalist has been published by the likes of Autosport, Motorsport.com and Motorsport News – all highly respected names. Away from racing he is a keen amateur astronomer, podcast listener and enjoys long walks in the park with his three dogs.