Carlos Sainz junior wins at Silverstone, Guanyu Zhou comes out of a violent accident unscathed

It wasn’t until his 150th Grand Prix that Carlos Sainz Jr. won in Formula 1. And at the end an exciting race with many twists and turns that captivated the audience until the end on the 52nd lap.

For example, F1 doesn’t need rain to put on a great show.

There was one uninjured accident, two standing starts and a restart with 10 laps to go following the intervention of the safety car to give the British public and TV viewers the world over a furious sprint.

Sainz junior had agreed to let his teammate Charles Leclerc pass on lap 31 and he was running in second place when the safety car came out on lap 39 while a single-seater was being cleared.

Well placed on the track, the Spaniard was able to return to the pits to fit a new set of soft tyres. His teammate couldn’t have that chance and had to stay behind with his hard and worn tyres.

Sainz junior took his chance at the restart. He attacked his teammate Charles Leclerc, the leader at the time, on fresh tires and overtook him on lap 43.

Son of Carlos Sainz ahead of Charles Leclerc at the British Grand Prix

Photo: Getty Images/Clive Mason

Winning my first Grand Prix at Silverstone in a Ferrari, what more could you ask for? I will never forget this dayreacted Sainz fils moved.

Poorly served by his worn tyres, the Monegasse fell back in the general classification and ended up at the foot of the podium.

Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), second, and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz), third, managed to overtake him in the final laps of the race.

What a great fight with Charles (Leclerc) and then Lewis (Hamilton), exclaimed Pérez. Lewis didn’t give up. It was a phenomenal last lap and quite a fight.

It is Hamilton’s second straight podium after his third place in Montreal.

I gave everything today to chase the Ferrari drivers. Kudos to Carlos, it was quite a fight but in the end they were just too fast on the straightssaid Hamilton, who won the 2021 race.

Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) failed to claim victory after damaging the flat bottom of his single seater by rolling over a patch of dirt (a piece of carbon) on lap 12, disrupting its aerodynamics. He turned 7.

Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), who started from 20th on the grid, made it to 11th by overtaking his compatriot Nicholas Latifi (Williams) on the penultimate lap, who despite starting 10th was unable to score any points.

I was surprised by my pace early in the race but lost downforce in big fast corners after damaging my flat bottom and couldn’t fight to get into the points.said Latifi.

The car was significantly more competitive than in qualifying, Stroll noted. Too bad we couldn’t collect any points. We continue to analyze the behavior of the new components and given today’s race that makes me optimistic for the next races.

Crash on the first lap

The race was stopped on the first lap after a crash in the first corner. Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo Sauber) was thrown headfirst into the security fence.

Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou miraculously emerged unharmed from a violent accident that sent his Alfa Romeo back behind protective tires.

Photo: AFP / BEN STANSALL

Everything happened very quickly and it was a series of contacts between several drivers in the first few meters that caused the Alfa Romeo Sauber Team driver to run out onto the track very violently.

Guanyu Zhou’s single-seater, hit by George Russell’s Mercedes-Benz, overturned and slid through the gravel trap at very high speed, falling over the safety tires to finish his race inside the safety fence.

Guanyu Zhou is out of danger after a spectacular accident. The safety ring appears to have protected the Chinese pilot.

Photo: Reuters/MOLLY DARLINGTON

It was a few minutes before there was good news for the Alfa Romeo Sauber team driver as his single-seater was embedded in the fence behind the protective tires. He has not suffered any fractures and is doing well considering the circumstances.

Three drivers had to retire: Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo Sauber), George Russell (Mercedes-Benz) and Alexander Albon (Williams).

Alexander Albon (Williams) was also taken to hospital, but only as a precaution.

Barely two hours after the accident, the FIA ​​​​announced that Zhou had been discharged from the hospital. He was seen chatting with Formula 1 group chairman Stefano Domenicali on his return to the pits.

on the trail of protesters

Formula 1 group chairman Stefano Domenicali condemned the protest by environmental activists at the Grand Prix.

Everyone has the right to speak out on issues, but no one has the right to risk liveshe reacted on British television.

But the steps taken by a small group of people today were totally irresponsible and dangerous. We cannot be satisfied with the risk this poses to the safety of drivers, marshals, fans and the individuals themselves..

According to the International Automobile Federation, people have tent to enter the track.

These individuals were immediately removed and the case is now being handled by local authorities.said the FIA.

According to the British environmental activist group Just stop oilwho has risen to the challenge and is campaigning to end fossil fuel exploration in the UK, the people have indeed jumped on the line.

Five Just Stop Oil activists disrupted the British Grand Prix at Silverstone by trespassing and sitting on the tracksaid the environmental association.

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