Formula 1: Sainz takes his first victory!

Formula 1: Sainz holds his first win!

Agency QMI MISE À DAY

The Spaniard Carlos Sainz son (Ferrari) won his first Formula 1 victory on Sunday 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 author of his first leading position the day before during qualifying, Sainz will have waited for his 150th start of an F1 Grand Prix to climb on the top step of the podium, at the end of a GP marked by a spectacular accident. involving several pilots, 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 left the center doctor “in good health” while the first was transported to the hospital “for precautionary examinations”.

In addition, while the race was still neutralized, several people tried according to the Federation International Motor Show, to enter the track.

“These people were immediately removed and the case is now being handled by the local authorities,” said the FIA.

The race restarted after a new start launched an hour later on the legendary track of Silverstone, where more than 400,000 spectators attended a show this weekend that kept its share of promises. 

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 is then a breathless fight for the third place offered by Hamilton and Leclerc to the public.

Stroll just outside the points

Quebec driver Lance Stroll had a heavy order if he was counting on scoring points, he who was starting from the last row. The representative of the Aston Martin team arrived just short of the goal, in 11th place.

It will therefore be another weekend to forget for the member of the maple leaf, who is sailing in the bottom of the driver standings, with three small points on his record.

His teammate at Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel grabbed ninth place.

The other Canadian in the running, Nicholas Latifi, was unable to pick up any points after starting in 10th place. Battling with Kevin Magnussen (Haas) for 10th place – the last giving points – at the end of the race, the Williams driver was instead overtaken by his compatriot Stroll.

Latifi is thus the only driver regular on the grid still without points, since the only other before this race, Mick Schumacher (Haas), obtained his first points, by virtue of an eighth place.

The next round, the Grand Prix of Austria on the Red Bull Ring, is scheduled for July 10. The opportunity for Verstappen to climb the slope and ensure the show, this time on the grounds of his stable?