George Russell does not want to see drivers getting opportunities in Formula 1 just because of their nationality.

It has long been the case that a driver can generate great support in their home country and therefore directly benefit Formula 1, Max Verstappen is a prime example, with his army of Dutch fans a key component in securing the return of the Dutch Grand Prix to the calendar.

Meanwhile Zhou Guanyu debuted in 2022, the first Chinese driver on the Formula 1 grid, a signing for Alfa Romeo which the team said would open up lucrative sponsorship opportunities in China.

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