Russell will be hoping to make an impact this weekend at the British Grand Prix at a packed Silverstone.
“I can’t wait for it. It’s always a joy going to Silverstone to drive what is an amazing track and with 140,000 fans it will be buzzing for all of us,” he said.
“I think we all need and deserve it, not just drivers and teams but the fans as well. It will be so exciting for everyone.
“Fingers crossed the weather holds off. Hopefully we’ve had our bad bit of the weather out of the way in the last couple of weeks in the UK and we can get some nice sunshine. It’s just going to be a mega event all in all.”