Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Twitter meme trend – “George Russell is the type of guy”

George Russell has become a meme in his own unique way, with the Mercedes driver the subject of a lengthy Twitter thread in which users poke light-hearted fun at the Brit and his apparent ordinariness. He has gone viral online thanks to F1 fans who have been posting ‘George Russell is the type of guy who’ before suggesting a mundane social interaction. Russell has turned out to be a great sport and has given some hilarious responses to the tweets.

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Sharing the thread to his 1.5million followers, Russell said: “How am I the kind of guy who has only just discovered this trend…”

He didn’t stop just there. Russell took the time to go through some of the funnier suggestions with comments of his own.

Responding to a suggestion that he’s ‘the type of guy to say “I’m just going to squeeze right by you”‘, he replied ‘manners cost nothing’, before replying to a suggestion that he’s ‘the type of guy to say ‘I won’t get too far without these’ when picking up his car keys, he replied saying ‘the simple ones are the best’.

George Russell is not the first F1 driver to have become a meme trend on Twitter

Pierre Gasly will finally get some company now in the form of George Russell. Gasly has been the subject of ‘Liked by Pierry Gasly’ – a popular meme trend which has been viral on the internet for quite some time now.

‘Liked by Pierre Gasly’ is a catchphrase about Alpha Tauri’s French Formula One driver, who mass-likes tweets, Instagram posts and TikToks, making it appear that he’s critically online or a bot. The term became prominent in memes after a video of Gasly surfaced in 2022, showing him on four phones at once liking every TikTok he scrolled by. He’s been mass-liking content and comments as early as 2016.

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Gasly has been a meme trend in the Formula One community for years because of how much time he spends liking posts on social media.

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