British Grand Prix: Sainz right, Leclerc and Zhou upside down, Hamilton crazy

Rating: 4/5

He was everywhere from the start and the biggest victory in Formula 1 is the fact that Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) survived his accident. For the rest, twists and turns were not lacking, between the concerns of Max Verstappen (Red Bull), the fights with Ferrari and the genius of Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).

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Winner: Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

We don’t want to be difficult, but the Spaniard benefited from a whole series of circumstances to get to the top step, after 150 Formula 1 Grand Prix. He started badly the first time, he could have fired again. if of victory. And his flawed start to the 9th lap was forgotten three laps later, with the imaginary puncture of Max Verstappen (Red Bull). And then the low wall gave him an incredible boost by getting him into the safety car regime, not his teammate.

The big disappointment: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

Another mad defeat for the Monegasque whose Scuderia has made a specialty. Why did you turn down a team order in favor of Charles Leclerc, stopped by Carlos Sainz around the first pit stop? By the time the investment was decided on lap 31, he had already lost a lot of time. And why did you bring the Spanish instead of the Monegasque on lap 40, when in general it is the leading pilot who has priority during a neutralization?

In Monaco, Ferrari had lacked responsiveness and drove “Charlot” too late. At Silverstone, he put the interests of his No. 2 driver at the expense of what he nevertheless designated as his future world champion. At this price, we don’t even see when. At least not this year.

Artista: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

What brilliance! We found “King Lewis” in his works, propelled by a formidable W13 with his body height rubbing the ground. His double pass over Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) was a highlight, and we will never get tired of the public’s reaction to his feats.

The pilot finally awarded: Mick Schumacher (Haas)

“It’s wonderful (…) Getting points in a race like this is obviously special”, reacted the German, for the first time in points in 31 races. Frankly, this eighth place comes at the right time. Bild spread the news earlier in the week that his boss Günther Steiner was demanding points before the summer break, but he would appreciate it. The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher took advantage of the retreats (6 competitors ahead of him) to seek eighth place. A kind of justice after the seventh place he had escaped in Montreal due to a breakup.

The Clueless: Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)

Often average, rarely excellent, sometimes bad, the Japanese rider was in the worst category this Sunday. Logically he was penalized 5 seconds for his optimistic attack on his teammate Pierre Gasly, which led to his withdrawal. How to remove a double end in points …

The bonus: security

Guanyu Zhou came out alive from a large-scale crash test, upside down for hundreds of meters, the Alfa Romeo sailing the Halo. “We’ve had more evidence that Halo is one of the great innovations in Formula 1”summarized Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo).

“It was a big accident and I’m happy to be well.Guanyu Zhou reacted after leaving the hospital. The commissioners and the medical team were fantastic in their quick response, and I also have to thank the FIA ​​and Formula 1 for the work done. Halo saved my life. “

“He’s fine and in good shape to run in Austria next week”said Frédéric Vasseur, team director.

Penalty: Esteban Ocon (Alpine)

Alpine had had time to repair the damage from contact with the sinking of Alexander Albon’s Williams in the beginning, but at “alleged failure of your fuel pump” he stopped him dead on lap 38. Too bad he had just passed Max Verstappen (Red Bull) for seventh place, and that was enough to complete Fernando Alonso’s fifth place.

The record: 92,683

The Spanish stainless steel set the record for the longest distance in his career by overcoming Kimi Räikkönen’s 92,596 km with a time of 92.683.

The statement: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

It looked like a go-kart race.

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