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George Russell during an FIA Formula 3 European Championship Test Vallelunga in Italy. Picture: Thomas Suer

Norfolk’s George Russell has moved a significant step closer to his Formula One dream – by being signed up by the world champions.

The NRF1 - Norfolk's Formula One Podcast - has reviewed the 2016 season.

The NRF1 Podcast has complied some of its best bits of the 2016 season – just in time to while away the gap until the 2017 action gets under way.

The NRF1 - Norfolk's Formula One Podcast - has reviewed the 2016 season.

The NRF1 Podcast signs off for the 2016 season with its review of this year’s Formula One action.

Nico Rosberg has decided to retire at the top. Photo: PA

New world champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula One, a Mercedes spokesman has said.

Alex Brundle savouring victory at Fuji plus on the top step of the WEC LMP2 podium with team-mate Roman Rusinov (centre). Picture: SUBMITTED

There was a tense ending to the latest World Endurance Championship LMP2 race, with former Formula One racer Will Stevens snatching victory away from Bruno Senna with five minutes remaining.

Alex Brundle savours victory at Fuji with team-mates Roman Rusinov, centre, and Will Stevens. Photo: SUBMITTED

George Russell’s hopes of becoming FIA Formula Three Vice-Champion were cruelly dashed when the Norfolk racer required a fresh engine having damaged his original during free practice for the final round.

George Russell enjoyed a productive weekend in the latest round of the FIA Formula Three Championship. Picture: Thomas Suer/Suer Photography

George Russell took advantage of rival Maximilian Günther being unable to add to his points tally in the latest round of the FIA Formula Three Championship to close to within 36 points of second place in the series.

Freddy Pett in action at Assen. Photo: BARRY CLAY

The British Superbike Championship paid its annual visit to the Cathedral of Speed, the Circuit van Drenthe at Assen in Holland, and with local riders in just two classes it was down to the RAF Regular and Reserve Superbike team to produce some results.

Josh Files in action in Holland.	Photo: SUBMITTED

Josh Files had a comfortable lead to defend in the TCR German Championship as he headed to Holland – but atrocious weather brought a halt to the second race and to his attempts to wrap up the title.

Tom Wood in the Elite Motorsport Ginetta Junior. Photo: Edd Hartley

Off the back of his best Ginetta Junior result of the season at Snetterton, Harry King wasn’t able to continue the theme at Knockhill for the Shipdham-based Elite Motorsport.

Alex Brundle, who presented the trophies at Snettertom, on the podium after race one with, from left, Matheus Leist, Ricky Collard and Toby Sowery. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

After a double victory Ricky Collard left Snetterton with an increased lead in the BRDC British Formula Three Championship, delighted to have maintained the family honour.

A dramatic moment in race three as Hunter Abbott crashes out. Pictures: RICHARD STYLES

A sensational final race victory has allowed reigning British Touring Car Championship title holder Gordon Shedden to become involved in the title chase once more.

Alex Brundle celebrates pole position with his team-mates but it all unravelled on race day.  Picture: AdrenalMedia.com

It was a bitter sweet return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for Alex Brundle who dropped out of the lead in the LMP2 category with transmission troubles.

The British Superbikes were in town at Snetterton.

A schoolboy motorcycle champion has awoken from a medically induced coma he had to be placed in after a high-speed collision with another rider at Snetterton race circuit.

Morello Racing’s Davey Todd crashes in qualifying for Superstock 600. Picture: Barry Clay

Three of the four local riders hit the deck in mixed conditions at round four of the British Superbike Championships, which took place at Knockhill in Scotland.

The Jazzy Ginetta G55 team were in action at Silverstone at the weekend. Picture: Supplied

The Jazzy Ginetta G55 team of Amanda Black and Foulsham farmer Ian Anderson have extended their lead in the GTA category of the GT Cup Championship after three podium places at Silverstone.

Alan Speedy Read in action and, right, enjoying his Unlimited Banger World Final win in 1999 with TV star Patsy Palmer. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

Norfolk resident Thomas Randle twice stood on the BRDC British Formula Three Championship podium in the latest round to consolidate second place in the series.

Some of the fastest accelerating cars seen all year at Snetterton will tackle the Borough 19 organised sprint on the 100 layout this weekend.

Norwich’'s Chris Medler will be in action in both the Unlimited & 2L Bangers at King'’s Lynn on Saturday night.

After a three-week break, stock car and banger racing returns to the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, on Saturday night (5.30pm).

George Russell on the podium at Pau.

The iconic Pau street race in France is a renowned venue for racing drivers to demonstrate their talents and provided the perfect platform for George Russell to display his special talents.

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