On the asphalt, the young Spaniard let his joy burst. Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari) won his first Formula 1 victory on Sunday July 3 at the British Grand Prix, the 10th round of the championship interrupted from the start and for almost an hour following an accident. The Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) and the Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) accompany him on the podium, while the Dutchman Max Verstappen, still leading the championship at the end of the race but in difficulty at the wheel of his Red Bull , finished in a modest 7th place.
Already the author of his first pole position the day before in the premier category, Sainz will have waited for his 150th start of an F1 Grand Prix to climb to the top step of the podium, at the end of a GP marked by a spectacular accident involving several drivers, including the Thai Alexander Albon (Williams) and the Chinese Zhou Guanyu (Alfa-Romeo) and who finished his race on the roof. After examinations, the second was discharged from the medical center “in good health” while the first was taken to hospital “for precautionary examinations”.
The last laps saw in particular Sergio Pérez, Lewis Hamilton and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) offer a good fight for second place. Pérez winning the battle, it was then a breathless fight for third place that Hamilton and Leclerc offered to the public. The next round, the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, is scheduled for July 10. The opportunity for Verstappen to climb the slope and put on a show, this time on the grounds of his stable?
The joy of Carlos Sainz after his very first victory in Formula 1 and a Grand Prix that will go down in history! ����
In addition, while the race was still neutralized, several people “attempted” according to the International Automobile Federation, to enter the track. “These people were immediately removed and the matter is now being handled by local authorities,” the FIA said. The operation was claimed by the group of British environmental activists Just Stop Oil, which campaigns for the end of the exploration of fossil fuels in the United Kingdom.
“Five Just Stop Oil activists disrupted the British Grand Prix at Silverstone by trespassing on the track and sitting on it,” the environmental group said. The race left after a new start launched an hour later on the legendary Silverstone track, where more than 400,000 spectators attended this weekend a spectacle that kept its share of promises.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali called Sunday’s intrusion “completely irresponsible and dangerous.” ‘Italian on UK channel Sky Sports. “The actions of a small group of people today were completely irresponsible and dangerous. We thank the police for their excellent work and we must not be complacent about the risk this poses to the safety of drivers, marshals, fans and the individuals themselves,” he said.