The Briton enjoyed another stellar race weekend on home soil. George Russell kept the momentum in Silverstone with a third pole position in a row and was determined to take a fifth win, but unfortunately, a slow pitstop in the Feature Race meant that Alexander Albon overtook him in the pitlane. Plagued with a 5s time penalty after he was caught speeding in the pitlane, Russell gave his all on the track but it was not enough to beat the Thai driver. Second at the chequered flag, the ART ace was still all smiles on the podium – maybe the fact that England had just qualified for the World Cup semi-finals helped him recover from the mild disappointment of losing the race.
The following day, Russell was clearly on a mission; from seventh on the grid, he made quick work to pass his rivals one by one all the way up to second place. He crossed the line a hairbreadth behind Maximilian Günther, but with enough points to extend his lead over Lando Norris in the standings by 37 points.