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British GP: Sainz scores maiden F1 win | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Perez and Hamilton on the rostrum; Verstappen seventh after automotive injury.

The British GP served up some spectacular racing, with Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen all trying like that they had a shot at victory sooner or later. Nonetheless, it was Sainz who emerged victorious at Silverstone, taking residence his first-ever F1 win after a protracted wait of 150 races.

After some thrilling motion within the closing laps, Perez ended up second forward of Hamilton.

  • Perez goes from P16 to second
  • Leclerc fourth after tight battle with Perez and Hamilton

Zhou declared match after horror crash

The race was purple flagged quickly after the beginning, as Zhou Guanyu barrel rolled into the obstacles after being caught up in an incident involving Pierre Gasly and George Russell. After some tense moments, Zhou was extracted from the automotive and brought to the medical centre. Alfa Romeo has since confirmed that he has been declared match and launched from the circuit’s medical centre – a real testomony to simply how far security measures have are available F1.

In a separate incident, Alexander Albon retired after being hit from behind by Sebastian Vettel. The FIA confirmed that he hasn’t suffered any main accidents and has been transferred to Coventry Hospital for precautionary checks.

Russell instantly stopped his broken Mercedes to investigate cross-check Zhou. With the race purple flagged, he hoped to re-join the race. Nonetheless, marshals had already retrieved his automotive and he wasn’t allowed to restart.

Sainz wins British GP for Ferrari

Sainz couldn’t defend his maiden pole place at first, however the restart gave him one other alternative to do this. He succeeded this time round, solely to go vast a couple of laps later, permitting Verstappen into the lead.

Verstappen was on the hunt for his seventh win this yr, however picked up flooring injury and suffered some critical efficiency loss because of this. This left the Ferrari drivers to squabble it out in entrance, with Hamilton closing in on the duo as effectively.

A pivotal level of the race got here when the Security Automotive was known as out as Esteban Ocon stopped on lap 39. At this level Leclerc was within the lead, however Ferrari didn’t pit him, whereas each Sainz and Hamilton pitted for gentle tyres.  Perez additionally joined the combo, having pulled off a powerful restoration after selecting up injury on the opening lap.

On the restart, Sainz took full benefit of this to re-take the lead, whereas Perez acquired the higher of Hamilton. Sainz then darted clear to select up his maiden victory in F1 and Ferrari’s first for the reason that Australian GP in April. 150 races within the making, this was the second longest look ahead to a win in F1 historical past.

“First race win, 150 races later, with Ferrari, in Silverstone. I can’t ask for extra! It is a very big day, a day that I’ll always remember, a really particular weekend normally, and sure, thanks everybody on your help, on your cheers. Lewis was on it at the moment, I heard. It was one in every of his days, however we managed to carry on and I am extremely pleased,” Sainz mentioned.

Perez vs Hamilton vs Leclerc

Followers had been handled to some nail-biting laps of motion as Perez, Hamilton and Leclerc tussled for place and traded locations a couple of instances.

Finally, Perez had the higher hand on this battle and ended up ending second. Hamilton landed the ultimate spot on the rostrum, whereas Leclerc needed to accept fourth place. Fernando Alonso scored his greatest results of the yr to this point, with a fifth place end, adopted by Lando Norris in sixth.

Schumacher scores first F1 factors

Verstappen held off Mick Schumacher within the closing laps to complete seventh. Nonetheless, Haas has loads of motive to rejoice with Schumacher scoring his first F1 factors and Kevin Magnussen end 10th at hand the staff a double factors end. Sebastian Vettel additionally scored factors, crossing the road in ninth place for Aston Martin.

2022 F1 championship standings

Regardless of a lackluster outcome, Verstappen continues to guide the standings by 34 factors from teammate Perez. Leclerc, in the meantime, is 43 factors off the lead.

The battle continues subsequent week as F1 heads to the Pink Bull Ring for the Austrian GP on July 10.

2022 British GP outcomes

2022 British GP outcomes
Pos Driver Group
1 Carlos Sainz Ferrari
2 Sergio Perez Pink Bull Racing
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari
5 Fernando Alonso Alpine
6 Lando Norris McLaren
7 Max Verstappen Pink Bull Racing
8 Mick Schumacher Haas
9 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas
11 Lance Stroll Aston Martin
12 Nicholas Latifi Williams
13 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren
14 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
NC Esteban Ocon Alpine
NC Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri
NC Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo
NC George Russell Mercedes
NC Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo
NC Alexander Albon Williams

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