George Russell has secured the Formula 2 championship after winning the Abu Dhabi feature race on Saturday.
Russell, who drives for ART Grand Prix was outstanding throughout the season, taking the title with 7 wins and 11 podiums.
The Mercedes junior will make the move up to F1 next season alongside Robert Kubica
at Williams and completed his first test with his new team on Tuesday.
Russell will be the fourth British driver on the F1 grid in 2019. Reigning F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton will compete for Mercedes, rookie Lando Norris who finished second to Russell in F2 will drive for McLaren and British-born Thai driver Alexander Albon will drive for Toro Rosso.
The youngster who won the GP3 series in 2017, joins Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg, Pierre Gasly, Romain Grosjean and Charles Leclerc as an F1 driver in 2019 who has a F2 (or GP2) title to his name.
Reflecting on his title victory, Russell said: ”Unbelievable, I don’t know what to say to be honest. It’s been an amazing year, the team have done a fantastic job. The car’s been probably the quickest car out there from the second round onwards. It’s not just myself, I’ve got a whole team behind me who have done an amazing job. I am over the moon to get it done now.
The 20-year-old who also spoke to the media about his first Williams test added: “My feeling was very positive to be honest. After the first two runs, I had some issues with the balance and I wanted to change and play around with, but once we sorted that I was very confident in the car.
“I had a good feeling to keep on pushing forward and explore the limit, and I think as a driver, that’s really important to have that confidence in the car. Once we got the setup right, I had it.”