Mercedes Formula 1 junior George Russell has won the GP3 feature race at Silverstone after holding off ART team-mate Anthoine Hubert.

Hubert snatched the lead away from the Brit at the start, but Russell made an overtake around the outside at the right-handed Stowe corner four laps later.

Russell was never severely threatened after this, winning by 1.1 seconds over the Frenchman, who claimed his first podium in the series.

The win gives him a championship lead of 26 points over Hubert as Honda protégé Nirei Fukuzumi failed to finish after dramatically slowing on the first lap.

He is the first British driver to win at the circuit in GP3 since Jack Harvey in 2013.

Alessio Lorandi drove to third for his third podium in five races, being unable to make up the 0.4s separating himself and Hubert.

Renault academy member Jack Aitken made a late move to fourth ahead of Dorian Boccolacci.

Niko Kari was sixth for his best career result to date in the category, controlling late pressure from Haas development driver Arjun Maini and Ferrari junior Giuliano Alesi.

Trident’s Kevin Joerg and Campos Racing’s Julien Falchero completed the top-10. Both drivers took their maiden points finishes of 2017.

Sauber’s Tatiana Calderon finished 15th, while the other Haas-backed racer, Santino Ferrucci, retired with 13 laps remaining.