Carlos Sainz Jr, at Silverstone, England has just won his first ever Grand Prix from pole position. It took 151 attempts for Carlos Sainz to achieve his first career P1 start, and now from that pole position, Sainz has won.
Just about two weeks ago, the Spanish driver, narrowly missed out on what could have been his first career win at the Canadian GP, finishing just behind Verstappen.
Sainz has been on the podium eleven times throughout his professional Formula One career but never had the privilege to step onto the top step. Carlos has finished 2nd three times this season and now he can add finishing 1st to his repertoire.
The Spaniard has fought his way past his Ferrari teammate, Charles Leclerc in a fantastic 10-lap shutout to race past the chequered flag first, following a safety car period that has allowed for him to claim his maiden F1 win.
Unfortunately for his teammate Leclerc, just finishing under the podium, securing himself 12 points and placing him at 3rd in the drivers’ standings, Sainz is now close and catching up at 4th, with 11 points separating the two.
The race ended in:
1st: Carlos Sainz Jr
2nd: Sergio Perez
3rd: Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton has acquired podium thirteen times in his career history and has broken a new record. Setting the record for the most podiums in one race track, no other driver so far has accomplished this. The 7-time world champion has managed to beat Michael Schumacher.
Following the red flag start, Zhou Guanyu was involved in a horrifying crash after contact was made between George Russell and Pierre Gasly, Zhou is unharmed and has confirmed through social media that he is in fact fine, after being rushed to the medical center.
Silverstone is one event not to miss, and this year surely delivered. With all 142,000 tickets to the race being sold out shortly after release, the crowd was bustling, and cheers from every corner of the racetrack as the drivers sped through.
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