As after every Grand Prix, it’s time to discover the most shocking statistics, broken records, remarkable series that are still in progress or that have stopped over the last weekend …
On the weekend of his 150th F1 Grand Prix, Carlos Sainz reached his first pole of his career. He is the second Spanish driver to get it after, of course, Fernando Alonso.
Sainz is the 104th driver in history to be in pole position in F1. The sixth new driver in 4 seasons after Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Lance Stroll and Sergio Pérez.
This is the second longest wait for a driver before his first pole (the first is Sergio Pérez with 217 Grands Prix and the third Mark Webber).
This is the first time a Ferrari driver has taken pole at Silverstone since … Fernando Alonso in 2012.
For the first time in 11 Grand Prix at Silverstone, a Mercedes was therefore not the fastest in Q3.
As soon as it happened in Q3, Charles Leclerc had always finished 1st or 2nd. End of series with 3rd place.
For the 7th time in 10 races, Ferrari and Red Bull close the front two rows.
Lando Norris has always arrived at Q3 at home, at Silverstone.
Guanyu Zhou has beaten Valtteri Bottas in the last three qualifying sessions.
Nicholas Latifi arrived in his first Q3 in the rain at Silverstone, without Williams ’advanced package that only Alexander Albon had: great.
For the first time in his career, Sebastian Vettel misses Q2 at Silverstone.
3 eliminations in the Q2 in 4 races: sad series for Daniel Ricciardo.
Kevin Magnussen is in 4 Q1 eliminations in a row at Silverstone.
Lance Stroll was eliminated 5 times in Q1 during the last 5 Grand Prix.
Therefore, Carlos Sainz will have waited for 150 Grand Prix before getting his first victory in F1. It is also the second longest wait behind Sergio Pérez (victory at start number 190 in Bahrain, in 2020).
The Ferrari driver is the second Spaniard to win in F1, after Fernando Alonso.
This season, Carlos Sainz has signed 6 podiums against 4 of Charles Leclerc. During 5 Grand Prix, the Monegasque has been absent from the podium.
This is Ferrari’s 15th victory at Silverstone.
Lewis Hamilton climbed to the Silverstone podium for the 13th time in his career. A new podium record on the same circuit. It has been 10 years in a row that he has climbed the podium of his English garden.
The Mercedes driver also led his first laps of the year. Nor had he ever signed two consecutive podiums in 2022.
Red Bull’s winning streak will remain at 6.
Fernando Alonso brought his best result of the year to Alpine (5th). Above all, he broke Kimi Raikkonen’s record of 92,596 km covered in Grand Prix.
It is already the 3rd top 6 for Lando Norris in 2022 (4th final in points followed at Silverstone).
For his 31st outing in F1, Mick Schumacher has finally got his first points (6th longest wait in the history of the sport).
It’s been almost 3 years since Haas placed his two cars in the top 10.
Sebastian Vettel scored two points on his 35th birthday, starting in 18th place.
Nicholas Latifi got his best result of the year (12th place). However, he is still only ahead of Nico Hülkenberg in the standings.
George Russell had always finished this year in the top 5 – it’s the first time he hasn’t seen the arrival of a Grand Prix in 2022. It’s also his first retirement of his career on the first lap.