Lando Norris had a great start and managed to get ahead of his compatriot Lewis Hamilton in the early stages.
He was eventually passed by the Mercedes but was competitive all afternoon and was running with Fernando Alonso just behind the leading pack and ready to jump on any mistakes as the laps ticked down, eventually finishing a solid sixth in his home race.
“It was a pretty chaotic race today so it was great to see Zhou, Alex and George get out of their cars safely today,” commented the Briton at the end of the race
“It's never nice to see an accident like that, so I'm glad the safety equipment did its job properly.
“The second start was strong for us so yeah; it would have been nice to be fifth at the end but I’m quite happy with my race”
“On our side, a decent race. I felt like we deserved P5, but unfortunately we lost out at the final pit stop under the safety car.
“I think we drove a good race. We did a lot of things very well today and we had a reasonable pace in the car, it was just maybe a late call with the pitstop and that cost us one position today. I'm not annoyed, I think we still got some good points, but it could have been one more place.
The race at Silverstone also saw Norris former teammate Carlos Sainz achieve his first ever Formula One victory.
Despite being not fully satisfied with his final result, Norris couldn’t contain his excitement to be back at his home race with record attendance.
"Finally, it's been great to see the British fans this weekend, they've been amazing all weekend come rain or shine.
“I had a really great run on the second restart and could see the fans cheering for me in the stands, which was awesome to see. I already can't wait to come back next year!”