Coming to Jerez, George’s objective was clear: to grab pole position and then take the Race 1 win. Unfortunately for the Briton it did not go to plan, but his other job was to make sure he’d finish ahead of title rival Jack Aitken. That was not the case in qualifying, as the Series leader ended P3 just behind Aitken. However, at the start of Race 1, Russell saw an opportunity at Turn 3 and took it to pass his rival and secure P2 at the flag. All he needed then was to score four points more than Aitken on Sunday. Once again, the Mercedes protégé started one spot behind his teammate, but he was able to make the position in the opening lap. Aitken then lost one more place to Nirei Fukuzumi. George eventually classified P4 and added two more points to his tally with fastest lap to become the eighth GP3 Series Champion following in the footsteps of Charles Leclerc. All that with one round to spare! From all of us at The Insider magazine, hats off George!