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Russell dons the pink panther suit

Force India's latest pink panther to prowl the paddock is 19-year-old George Russell, who makes his official F1 debut in Brazil on Friday.

The GP3 champion and Mercedes protégé tried out his new pink colors before his maiden F1 free practice session.

Russell will likely step up to Formula 2 next season while pursuing his apprenticeship in F1 with Force India in 2018.