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    From scrapping with Verstappen to sensational Sao Paulo win – The best moments of George Russell’s 2022 season

    George Russell made the step he had been dreaming of in 2022 when he joined Mercedes from Williams and, while it coincided with the Silver Arrows struggling to hit form under F1’s new regulations, there were still plenty of memorable moments for the British youngster...

    With Mercedes gradually working out their problems and bringing performance to the W13, it was Russell who took the squad’s standout results – storming to a maiden F1 pole position at the Hungaroring and beating team mate Lewis Hamilton to a first-ever Grand Prix win at Interlagos.

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    There were also some noteworthy on-track battles, such as wheel-to-wheel encounters with world champion Max Verstappen in Spain and en route to victory in Brazil, and a high-speed skirmish with Charles Leclerc in Belgium.

    Hit go in the video player above to relive all of these highlights – and more – from Russell’s first season with Mercedes.