George Russell and girlfriend Carmen Montero Mundt set to compete in Monaco GP amid rumors of Lewis Hamilton’s departure

ROMANTIC George Russell arrived on the Monaco Grand Prix along with his arm round girlfriend Carmen Montero Mundt.

The loved-up pair rocked up in model on the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo.

George Russell arrived on the Monaco GP alongside Carmen Montero MundtCredit score: Getty

The pair hopped on a Mercedes boat to the race track

The pair hopped on a Mercedes boat to the race observeCredit score: Alamy

They were all smiles in the sunshine

They have been all smiles within the sunshineCredit score: Alamy

Lewis Hamilton arrived in a yellow outfit

Lewis Hamilton arrived in a yellow outfitCredit score: Getty

They have been all smiles as they stepped off a ship collectively after which strolled in direction of the paddock.

Russell wore a white Mercedes T-shirt with white shorts whereas his glamorous accomplice Carmen surprised in a strapless white prime and a protracted blue skirt within the Mediterranean sunshine.

It was a brief commute into work for Russell, who moved to the principality over the winter after his first yr as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate.

And he was in a bullish temper on house turf within the wake of the bombshell information that Hamilton is about to signal a brand new £50million cope with the Silver Arrows.

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In idea, that retains Russell because the so-called No2 within the crew.

However the King’s Lynn ace doesn’t see it that method, particularly after ending above Hamilton within the drivers’ standings final season and outqualifying the seven-time world champ in 4 out of 5 races to this point this yr.

Russell informed the Day by day Mail: “I don’t care in any respect whether or not Lewis stays or Lewis goes, as a result of I imagine I can beat anybody on the grid.

“You couldn’t select to be in a greater place than to go up in opposition to Lewis.

“What a option to check myself. Whereas we’re on this place, he’s invaluable to me. There will be no excuses on both aspect. He’s pushing me, I’m pushing him. I’m right here to beat everyone.

“I by no means had any self-doubt and having these 15 months alongside him has strengthened that. My confidence has grown.

“We’ve got a great relationship and it will be nice if we might flip this round and assist the crew to successful methods.

“Lewis is superb with folks. He’s very caring, he works exceptionally onerous. He’s snug travelling loads, doing lots of actions. It wouldn’t be a life-style many athletes need.

“It might not be this yr or subsequent that every little thing falls into place. However take a look at Fernando [Alonso], aged 41. So I’ve at the least 15 good years left in me.

“It’s a must to be affected person, hold working, doing all your factor, and little doubt my time will come.”

Russell and Hamilton have continued to be left flagging in an inferior automotive in opposition to the likes of Purple Bull and now Aston Martin.

Their W14 machine has undergone main surgical procedure in current weeks with £1m spent on new elements alone to try to compete as soon as extra.

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However only a day after lauding the efforts of the engineers within the Mercedes manufacturing facility, Hamilton crashed into the wall throughout third follow – damaging his entrance left wheel simply hours earlier than qualifying.

The Monaco GP will get underway tomorrow at 2pm UK time as Russell and Hamilton try to reduce away at rival Max Verstappen’s championship lead.

Russell's team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed into the wall during practice

Russell’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed into the wall throughout followCredit score: Getty

Russell is confident he can beat anyone on the track, including Hamilton

Russell is assured he can beat anybody on the observe, together with HamiltonCredit score: Splash