2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix highlights

GP GRAN BRETAGNA F1/2022 – DOMENICA 03/07/2022
Introduction

 

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz has claimed his first victory after a breath-taking contest at the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix, the Spaniard finishing ahead of the Red Bull of Sergio Perez and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.

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Key to Sainz’s victory was a late Safety Car caused by Esteban Ocon retiring his Alpine – Sainz then attacking teammate Charles Leclerc on fresh tyres at the restart to claim P1 and check out for his first win on his 150th Grand Prix start.

The action was frenetic in the final laps, however, with Perez – who’d dropped to P16 after a pit stop, having had contact at the early race restart following a red-flag stoppage – coming out on top in a thrilling fight with Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to take an unlikely P2.

Hamilton, meanwhile, delighted the crowd with his second straight podium and 13th at Silverstone – an all-time record at a single venue – in P3.

The drama that caused that early red flag came at the original race start, with Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu and Williams’ Alex Albon both taken to the medical centre after separate Turn 1 incidents – with Zhou later released, as Albon was transferred to a nearby Coventry Hospital for precautionary checks, with those two, plus Mercedes’ George Russell, forced into retirement following the incidents.

Leclerc was forced to take P4, having led for large parts of the race, finishing ahead of the Alpine of Fernando Alonso and the McLaren of Lando Norris.

Championship leader Max Verstappen could only take P7, the early race leader having suffered some form of damage that hobbled his Red Bull, the Dutchman holding off the Haas of Mick Schumacher in the final laps, as the German scored his first points in F1 in P8.

Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and Haas’s Kevin Magnussen rounded out the top 10, with Lance Stroll 11th in the second Aston Martin, ahead of Williams’ Nicholas Latifi, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda – on what was a red-letter day for Carlos Sainz.

Mario Isola – Motorsport Director, Pirelli:

2022 Formula 1 British GP

First and most importantly, we are all incredibly relieved and grateful that the drivers involved in the scary first-lap crash are OK: a testament to the incredible safety standards in the sport. After then, we saw one of the most thrilling races in recent memory, with battles all the way down the field and tyre strategy providing a key element. For anyone still asking if the 2022 new package of cars and tyres has improved the show and helped to overtake – here is your answer!

2022 Formula 1 British GP Race Results

PosNoDriverCountryTeamTimePointsOverall
1.55Carlos SainzSpainScuderia Ferrari2:17:50.31125127
2.11Sergio PerezMexicoRed Bull Racing Honda+3.779s18147
3.44Lewis HamiltonGreat BritainMercedes-AMG Petronas+6.225s1693
4.16Charles LeclercMonacoScuderia Ferrari+8.546s12138
5.14Fernando AlonsoSpainAlpine F1 Team+9.571s1028
6.4Lando NorrisGreat BritainMclaren Racing+11.943s858
7.1Max VerstappenNetherlandsRed Bull Racing Honda+18.777s6181
8.47Mick SchumacherGermanyHaas F1 Team+18.995s44
9.5Sebastian VettelGermanyAston Martin F1 Team+22.356s215
10.20Kevin MagnussenDenmarkHaas F1 Team+24.590s116
11.18Lance StrollCanadaAston Martin F1 Team+26.147s03
12.6Nicholas LatifiCanadaWilliams Racing+32.511s00
13.3Daniel RicciardoAustraliaMcLaren Racing+32.817s015
14.22Yuki TsunodaJapanScuderia AlphaTauri+40.910s011
15.31Esteban OconFranceAlpine F1 TeamDNF039
4.63George RussellGreat BritainMercedes-AMG PetronasDNF0111
7.77Valtteri BottasFinlandAlfa Romeo F1 TeamDNF046
8.24Zhou GuanyuChinaAlfa Romeo F1 TeamDNF05
13.23Alexander AlbonThailandWilliams RacingDNF03
14.10Pierre GaslyFranceScuderia AlphaTauriDNF016

2022 Constructor Standings

PosPictureTeamPoints
1.Red Bull Racing431
1.Scuderia Ferrari334
3.Mercedes-AMG F1 Team304
4.Alpine F1 Team99
5.McLaren Racing95
6.Alfa Romeo Racing51
7.Haas F1 Team34
8.Scuderia AlphaTauri27
9.Aston Martin F1 Team20
10.Williams Racing3

Here are the team-by-team highlights:




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