“Not What I Expected of the New Year”: George Russell Removes Mercedes Mask to Let Loose With Unforeseen F1 Guest, Leaving Fans Wide-Eyed

“Not What I Expected of the New Year”: George Russell Removes Mercedes Mask to Let Loose With Unforeseen F1 Guest, Leaving Fans Wide-Eyed

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“Not What I Expected of the New Year”: George Russell Removes Mercedes Mask to Let Loose With Unforeseen F1 Guest, Leaving Fans Wide-Eyed

2023 is here and it will bring a lot of unexpected things. Well, the first of those surprises has already happened as the new year settles in. George Russell had quite an enjoyable New Year’s Eve party, as it seems. Although, he was not alone going to welcome 2023. Along with him, was an unexpected guest who certainly made fan drop their jaws.


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Russell was partying with his role model Fernando Alonso, on the night of December 31st. George posted his picture together with Alonso on his Instagram stories. This duo has always been quite close, with Alonso being a mentor for the Briton.

But this New Year’s Party was not a mentor-mentee session as the duo let loose themselves. Russell has been in his Mercedes mask even during Christmas time. During his Christmas celebrations, George was wearing a Mercedes jumper. Russell has been the sort of guy who constantly loves to talk good things about his team and employer.


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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 20: George Russell of Great Britain and Mercedes and Fernando Alonso of Spain and Alpine F1 talk on the grid prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 20, 2022 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

So, when fans saw these pictures of Russell celebrating New Year’s Eve with Alonso, many were left wide-eyed. Everyone knows how outspoken and straightforward the Spaniard is. As a result, several fans reacted to how unforeseen it was to see the Mercedes driver partying with Fernando. It is good to see Russell enjoying himself and bringing out his original personality.

Fans React to George Russell Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Fernando Alonso

Unlike Charles Leclerc, who recently messed up some footage on Instagram stories, Russell’s stories have received a lot of surprised reactions in a positive light.

this was NOT in my 2022 bingo what the hell

George Russell and Fernando Alonso are in a party TOGETHER pic.twitter.com/uqxoX2h7HF

Erica⁵⁵ | 60 days for
(@fcbformulaEri) January 1, 2023

George has often been the good student kind of driver in F1. Though it seems as if Alonso has managed to get the real party boy out of Russell at this New Year’s Party.

george russell partying with FERNANDO ALONSO of all people was not what i expected of the new year

— rio
(@ladcedes) January 1, 2023

Ahhh George Russell and the young talent Fernando Alonso

This picture is just great

— NicoNitroTV (@NicoNitroTV) January 1, 2023

It certainly is quite unexpected to see Alonso and Russell together celebrating New Year’s Eve. Despite their great relations and how much George looks up to Fernando as a great driver and a mentor; this picture can surprise you.


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Not the likeliest driver pairing to let loose together at a party!

Fernando Alonso and George Russell—didn’t expect those two to be partying together on NYE but funziez! Makes me miss F1. Everything makes me miss the F1 though. Pain.

— VF1
(@TheVFCastro) January 1, 2023

I… will never be able to unsee this.

— Molly | LH44 (@MollyFS44) January 1, 2023


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Both these drivers start their 2023 in quite different positions. On one hand, where Russell would hope to take wins with the Silver Arrows. Contrastingly, Alonso would hope to move his new team Aston Martin up the grid in the fight for P4, maybe.


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Regardless, they have started the year on a smashing note together. Both look set to make the best out of the year, especially Russell, who would love to carry this energy into the Mercedes garage. What do you think of Russell’s new energetic spirit in Alonso’s company?

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