Carlos Sainz gets his first victory after a turbulent British Grand Prix

The 150e The attempt was good for Carlos Sainz in Formula 1. The Spaniard got the first victory of his career at the wheel of his Ferrari, on Sunday 3 July, during the British Grand Prix, tenth World Championship . The Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) and the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) accompany him to the podium, while the Dutchman Max Verstappen, still leader of the championship but in difficulty at the wheel of his Red Bull, finishes in a modest seventh position . .

The race had been interrupted from the start and for almost an hour after an impressive fall. Thai Alexander Albon (Williams) and Chinese Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo), two of the drivers involved in the accident, do not have “serious injuries”said the International Automobile Federation (FIA), which announced that the two drivers “They were checked at the medical center” of the Silverstone circuit. After the examinations, Zhou was discharged from the medical center “in good health” while Albon was taken to hospital “for precautionary examinations”, before leaving in the evening.

Images of the crash show that the cars of Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), George Russell (Mercedes) and Guanyu Zhou came into contact as they approached the first corner. As a result of this accident, the race was interrupted before a new start. Carlos Sainz took the opportunity to take the lead in the race, he who had reached the pole position ahead of world champion Max Verstappen.

“I will never forget this weekend”

Also, while the race was still neutralized, several people “tent”according to the International Automobile Federation, to enter the track. “These people were removed immediately and the case is now being handled by local authorities”said the FIA.

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The operation was vindicated by the group of British environmental activists Just Stop Oil, which is campaigning for an end to the exploration of fossil fuels in the UK. “Five Just Stop Oil activists disrupted the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as they entered the track and sat on it”has said, for its part, the environmental association.

In the race, the last laps saw especially Sergio Pérez, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) offer a good fight for second place, multiplying the overtaking. Perez having managed to get out of the trio, it was then a breathless struggle for the third position that the British and the Monegasque offered to the 400,000 spectators present at the circuit.

“I don’t know what to say, it’s amazing. It’s my first win, after 150 races, with Ferrari and Silverstone I couldn’t have hoped for better. I’ll never forget this weekend.”, the Spaniard Carlos Sainz rejoiced on arrival. In front of his audience, Lewis Hamilton acknowledged the merits of the winner. “I tried to attack the Ferraris. I gave it my all. Congratulations to Carlos [Sainz] »said the third of the race.

The world championship will continue on Sunday 10 July with the Austrian Grand Prix, the eleventh event of the season, at the Spielberg circuit.

The world with AFP

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