Russell’s historic status was “clearly simply brilliant” according to a quote from the journal.

George Russell will start tomorrow’s British Grand Prix from third position, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and McLaren driver Lando Norris, marking several notable achievements.


Russell is the ninth British driver to earn pole for his home Grand Prix and the first since Damon Hill in 1996.

Mercedes secured their 84th front-row lock-out, breaking Ferrari’s record, and achieved their first 1-2 grid start since Sao Paulo 2022, where Russell won his first F1 race.


This result is the first British 1-2 on the British Grand Prix grid since 1977 with James Hunt and John Watson. The last British 1-2-3 at their home race was at Aintree in 1962 with Jim Clark, John Surtees, and Innes Ireland.

Russell expressed excitement about the three British drivers in the top three and the energy from the crowd.

This adds to the anticipation for Russell, following his second career F1 victory at the Austrian GP. He

noted Mercedes’ unexpected rapid rise this season. Describing the car’s Q3 performance as “insane,” Russell highlighted his best feelings driving at Silverstone.

He recalled nearly being eliminated in earlier rounds due to damp track conditions but excelled in Q3.


Russell acknowledged Norris and Max Verstappen as the fastest on track and predicted weather would play a significant role in the race, anticipating conditions similar to Montreal. He is eager to win and ready for the challenge from Norris and Verstappen.

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