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Formula 1: Carlos Sainz’s first victory after a very eventful Grand Prix

A first. At the end of the most eventful race of the season, Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) offered himself this Sunday the first victory of his career at the Grand Prix of Silverstone. After 11 podiums, the Spanish driver put his name on the top step in the 150th race of his career. Real Madrid’s honorary socios finished ahead of Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). Max Verstappen, who remains the world championship leader at the wheel of his Red Bull, finished 7th. “This first victory at the end of my 150th Grand Prix is ​​incredible, exults Carlos Sainz. It is a special day that I will never forget. »

This Grand Prix could have initially turned into a tragedy at the start. Approaching the first corner, La Mercedes de Russell swerved. The Briton hit Tsunoda who also hit Zhou. It then went into the gravel trap… On the roof before hitting the safety fence. According to the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the two pilots “were checked at the medical center”. Zhou is currently under observation while Albon “will be transferred by helicopter to Coventry Hospital for precautionary examinations”.

The second start, given after an hour’s delay, saw Carlos Sainz take the lead before giving it up to Max Verstappen, who then fell victim to an accident and then to Charles Leclerc. The latter then flew towards the 5th success of his career but the retirement of Esteban Ocon reshuffled the cards before the entry of the safety car. Carlos Sainz took advantage of a final pit stop with soft tires to overtake his teammate and take off for the first success of his career. Charles Leclerc misses a great opportunity to get closer to the head of the general classification by finishing fourth.

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