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2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix highlights

2022 Formula 1 British GP

2022 Formula 1 British GP - DOMENICA 03/07/2022 credit: @Scuderia Ferrari Press Office



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:

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

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

1.Red Bull Racing759
1.Scuderia Ferrari554
3.Mercedes-AMG F1 Team515
4.Alpine F1 Team173
5.McLaren Racing159
6.Alfa Romeo Racing55
7.Aston Martin F1 Team55
8.Haas F1 Team37
9.Scuderia AlphaTauri35
10.Williams Racing8

Here are the team-by-team highlights:

Red Bull Racing


Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Sergio Pérez battled back from last place for a sensational podium finish at the British Grand Prix on Sunday as reigning world champion teammate Max Verstappen dug in for valuable points in the defence of his title.

After starting in second and following a red flag for Zhou Guanyu’s opening-lap crash, an early puncture saw Dutchman Verstappen slip down the field however he managed to complete the race in the points as Mexican Pérez held off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and home hero Lewis Hamilton late on after a safety car for a brilliant second place.

Verstappen now leads the 2022 driver standings by 34 points from Pérez, while Oracle Red Bull Racing leads Ferrari by 63 points in the constructors’ standings with Scuderia AlphaTauri in seventh overall.

Max Verstappen

Seventh place is a good result considering the damage I had on the car and with Checo on the podium, we’ve scored some good points for the Team. I, of course, had hoped for more but today was just unlucky. I had a look at the car during the red flag and the whole of the underneath on the left-hand side was ruptured. I hit a huge piece of debris; I think it was carbon. As I was driving it felt like a puncture as I had no balance and a lot of oversteering. The car was a handful to drive, I tried to find a good aero balance but it was difficult. I understand that Alex is having precautionary checks at the hospital, so I hope that he’s okay. It’s never nice to see these things and today proved once again that the halo is a massive improvement for safety, I think without it Zhou would have been in a different state.

Sergio Pérez

It is a good day for us and the Team after such a messy weekend for us. Physically I wasn’t one hundred per cent this week and after lap one I was last, so to come away with second place is a great result. I was so unlucky on the first lap making contact with Charles, that I broke my front wing and had to drop to the back. So we had to fight for it and it feels good to have a result like this. I am also very happy for Carlos and to share his first win with him is a nice moment for him and his family. I enjoyed the racing today a lot, we were fighting hard and fair and it felt like my karting days. Everyone was pushing really hard and going wheel to wheel, my heart rate was pretty high on those last laps. It was a race where it was important not to give up.

Christian Horner – Team Principal & CEO

It was a phenomenal performance today from Checo after the damage he sustained to the front wing end-plate on the first lap, we had to change the nose and his drive back through the field was just sensational. He benefitted from the safety car which enabled us to put on a fresh set of tyres, but his pace and race-craft were just exceptional. For Max, he’d taken the lead and was in a commanding position but unfortunately, some debris did a lot of damage to the floor of the car which lead to a massive loss of downforce. It was unfortunate because I think it would have been a fantastic race for him today, but every point counts and he fought as hard for P7 as he would for the win. The biggest result today is that all drivers are in reasonable shape considering the scale of the crashes we saw today and we hope to see Alex and Zhou fighting fit in Austria next week.

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Scuderia Ferrari


At his 150th attempt, Carlos Sainz is a winner in Formula 1, first past the chequered flag in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in his F1-75. For Scuderia Ferrari, it’s the third victory of the season and its 241st overall. Carlos is thus the 40th driver to win for Ferrari, the second Spaniard after Fernando Alonso. He brings the total number of drivers who have won a world championship Grand Prix to 112.

It has been an almost perfect weekend for Sainz after he took pole yesterday. Charles Leclerc drove an aggressive race, featuring several duels on his way to a fourth-place finish. A Safety Car a few laps from the end, after Esteban Ocon stopped on track, did not work in his favour.

Closing laps. When Ocon stopped on track and the Safety Car came out, Charles was leading, ahead of Carlos and Lewis Hamilton. At this point, the team pitted Sainz, leaving Leclerc in the lead on fresher tyres, believing that the Soft tyres of the competitors would probably degrade quite quickly. At the restart, Charles struggled to get his tyres back up to temperature and was passed by his team-mate, as well as by Sergio Perez and Hamilton. He thus had to settle for the 12 points for fourth place.

On to Austria. Scuderia Ferrari leaves the UK having made up points on its rivals in both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships, with both Carlos and Charles. Now it’s time to prepare for the next race, a week today, at the Spielberg track in Austria.

Charles Leclerc #16

I didn’t finish where I wanted to, so it was a frustrating race for me. There were times when I really had to be on the limit to keep my position, fighting with others who were on Softs which was not easy in the end. It’s a shame not to bring home more points for our team today, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

No matter how disappointed I am, it should not take away from what is an amazing first win for Carlos. It’s a moment he will never forget, a dream come true for every driver and I hope that he enjoys it!

Carlos Sainz #55

What a day! Winning my first F1 GP and with Scuderia Ferrari in front of this amazing crowd, at one of my favourite tracks, Silverstone, is literally amazing.

Mentally it was one of the toughest races I’ve done: managing the gaps, lots of fights on track, and the second start. We struggled a bit with understeer and on the second stint we had to save fuel in order to make it to the end, so the lift-and-coast put me at risk from the cars behind.

However, as soon as the Safety Car came out, we knew it was paramount to change the tyres as mine were pretty old. At the restart, I had fresher tyres but we were fighting for a 1-2 as a team, so I tried to be as clean as possible in overtaking Charles. Thanks to the fuel saved behind the Safety Car we could then push until the end and finally, I got my first win. I will enjoy it for today but we’ll immediately start working on preparing for the next one.

Mattia Binotto, Team Principal & Managing Director

To get back to winning, especially at such a demanding track like Silverstone, is particularly pleasing and confirms that we have worked well this season, both at the track and back in Maranello. Carlos had a great weekend, in which he also secured his first pole position. He was strong and consistent throughout and the win was richly deserved.

On the other hand, it’s a shame we scored fewer points than we could have done with Charles who, when the Safety Car came out, was comfortably in the lead. Pitting Charles at that moment, which would have put him behind Hamilton, who at that point would have stayed out on fresh Hard tyres, did not seem the right choice, so we, therefore, decided to leave him out on track. Unfortunately, at the restart, he was at a disadvantage in terms of tyres. We also want to congratulate Mick Schumacher on scoring his first championship points. They are well deserved.

Finally, it’s worth underlining once again the efforts of the FIA and Formula 1 in terms of safety. The fact that no drivers involved in the accidents at the start suffered any serious injury confirms just how effective are the current safety measures.

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2022 Formula 1 British GP

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team


Lewis took his 13th podium at Silverstone to set a new record for the most podiums at a single event, while George suffered an early DNF.

A scarcely believable safety car restart passage saw Lewis, PER and LEC battling back and forth over several laps with exquisite car control to the delight of the sell-out Silverstone crowd. Lewis lost out to PER but took LEC’s third place to score his 185th podium.

Lewis Hamilton

I gave it everything today! I was chasing, trying to get those Ferraris, but congratulations to Carlos. They were just too quick today for us and in the end, I was in amongst that battle with Checo. Those guys were just too quick on the straights for me today, but I’m so, so grateful for all the hard work the team did to get an upgrade here, we’ve made a step closer to them, so we’ve got to keep pushing! We lost a little bit of time in the pit stop, and then I was chasing, and chasing, and chasing, but the pace was great on both sets of tyres and then at the end there it was just a little bit difficult. Once you get a Red Bull behind, they’re so fast on the straights. We’ve got some improvements to make but this is a huge bonus for us to be on the podium. I’m glad everyone was safe from that big crash at the beginning of the day. Thank you to everybody, we’re going to continue to push. 

George Russell

We started on the Hard tyre because I made a mistake in qualifying and we thought that risk gave us the best opportunity later in the race but there was just very little grip at the start. It’s the hardest compound, it’s cold out there and I got swamped by all the cars. The next thing I know I got touched, I was on the side of Zhou, and that was it. I jumped out of the car to see if Zhou was okay and I saw it was red-flagged straight away but when I came back to the car, I couldn’t quite get it started for whatever reason, so I ran back to the team to check. I asked the marshals to leave the car and the next thing, when I got back, the car was on the back of the flatbed which meant I couldn’t restart. It was obviously frustrating for my race because the car just had the puncture and there’s no doubt we had the pace to come back to P6 today but I’m just glad that Zhou was OK.

Toto Wolff

A great race today for the fans who all came out with such passion. We had some light at the end of the tunnel in Barcelona and then struggled on three street circuits so I don’t want to talk us up too much or be too pessimistic, I’d rather be cautious. We still had our persistent ride issue all three days which is a key focus for us to tackle but we showed strong pace this weekend which is pleasing and our updates seemed to work well. In Austria, there will be a couple of corners which haven’t made our car happy in the past but it’s a constant learning process for us. This year is going to be a pretty tough one to win but we just need to get our house in order to be properly on top of the car’s performance.

It was disappointing for George not to be in the race because the car pace was good but that’s the regulation so it is what it is, unfortunately. Lewis drove a strong race, we had the win right in front of us before the safety car and were chasing the Ferraris down but then after the safety car, we were never quite in the position to challenge for the front and lost a little momentum. I’m glad it’s a quick turnaround for Austria, another chance for more information which is more learning.

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McLaren Racing


Hear from McLaren Formula 1 drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, and Team Principal Andreas Seidl after the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

Lando Norris

Firstly, it was great to see Zhou, Alex and George get out of their cars safely today, it’s never nice to see an accident like that, so I’m glad the safety equipment did its job properly. On our side, a decent race. I felt like we deserved P5, but unfortunately, we lost out at the final pit stop under the safety car.  I think we drove a good race. We did a lot of things very well today and we had a reasonable pace in the car, it was just maybe a late call with the pitstop and that cost us one position today. I’m not annoyed, I think we still got some good points, but it could have been one more place.

Finally, it’s been great to see the British fans this weekend, they’ve been amazing all weekend come rain or shine. I had a really great run on the second restart and could see the fans cheering for me in the stands, which was awesome to see. I already can’t wait to come back next year!

Daniel Ricciardo

Firstly, I’m glad to hear the drivers are OK after that first lap incident. For our race, the car just didn’t really seem to operate at the same level of grip as the others. I could just feel it through the tyres as well, trying to carry speed. It was just a bit odd, so we have a bit of investigating to do. Then we had an issue with DRS which meant I couldn’t use it after lap 31 which was also a bit of a shame. Obviously, it’s tough to overtake with that as well – but simply we weren’t really quick enough anyway today. It was a bit of a lonely afternoon.

Andreas Seidl

The most important thing is that all drivers involved in accidents today, F1 and Formula 2, are doing well. Motorsport works hard to improve safety and what we saw today demonstrates why that is essential.

For us, the positive we take away is that we had a more competitive car this weekend and we’re back in the points after two difficult races. Lando looked competitive all day but unfortunately lost out to Fernando in the final pit stop, behind the Safety Car. Daniel’s weekend didn’t go to plan, which will need careful analysis over the next few days. He wasn’t in a position to deliver competitive lap times yesterday and today. In addition, he experienced a DRS failure that required an additional pit-stop mid-race and required him to run without the DRS in the second half of the race.

So, some positive signs and, as always, a lot to learn before we get going again five days from now in Austria, on a circuit where we’ve had tremendous results in recent years. Before then, I have to say thanks to the entire team here at the track and back at the factory, together with our colleagues at HPP, for all of their efforts this week. I also want to thank Silverstone and the fans that made it special. The crowd has been massive, the atmosphere was exceptional, and it was wonderful to experience together with a lot of our colleagues from the factory who were cheering for us as well on the grandstands.

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Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN


Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN had a difficult day at the British Grand Prix. Zhou Guanyu was the victim of a gigantic crash from which he emerged, thankfully, unscathed, while Valtteri Bottas retired with gearbox issues.

Valtteri Bottas (car number 77)

First and foremost, the main thing today is that Zhou is fine. It was a big shunt, and I’m glad that nothing serious happened and that he has already been cleared by the FIA. Today, we got additional proof on how the Halo is one of the greatest innovations in F1, and how safety has improved in recent years. For what concerns my race, we had a lot of opportunities after the restart, but we had an issue with the gearbox, so I ultimately had to stop to prevent further damage. It was unfortunate because we had good pace and we could have scored a big amount of points. Even though it’s been a tough weekend, we can still draw some positives: the pace we showed on track was a good sign, and I think we can be competitive in Austria next weekend.

Zhou Guanyu (car number 24)

It was a big crash and I’m glad I’m ok. The marshals and the medical team at the track were fantastic with their quick response, and I also owe my thanks to the FIA and Formula One for all the work they have done, and they keep doing, to improve the safety of our cars: the Halo saved me today, and it goes to show that every step we take in improving our cars has real, valuable results. I’m keener than ever to get back on track and do what I love: I’m fit and I’m looking forward to Austria next week.

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal

I think we can all agree that the most important thing today is seeing Zhou come out of such a huge crash without any injury. What we witnessed were dramatic scenes, and once again we have to thank the great improvements in safety spearheaded by the FIA and Formula One for a positive outcome. The work to improve safety in our sport is never done and today reminds us of just how important this is: Zhou is ok and fit to race in Austria next week, and this is the big victory of the day. Overall, we had a tough race in which we also lost Valtteri with a gearbox issue, when he was running in P8 and eyeing a really strong result. It’s a shame to miss out on the opportunity to score points, but this is racing. We can take comfort from the pace we showed while we were in the race: we can look with optimism to next week’s event in Austria.

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Alpine F1 Team


BWT Alpine F1 Team’s Fernando Alonso claimed a well-fought fifth place in the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix in a race filled with drama from start to finish at a sold-out Silverstone. Esteban Ocon looked set to join Fernando in the points, but he was forced to retire from eighth place, 14 laps from the end with a suspected fuel pump failure.

Fernando’s 10 points today means the team closes the gap to fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship to six points.

A red flag after an incident at Turn 1 on the opening lap brought almost a one-hour delay to the scheduled 52-lap race. Esteban was caught up in the incident – involving a handful of cars including Guanyu Zhou, Alexander Albon and George Russell – with damage sustained to the front-right corner of his A522. Esteban did well to nurse the car home during the red flag period, which allowed the team to make the necessary repairs to his car during the delay.

After the restart, Fernando, on Mediums, pushed ahead to put pressure on the McLaren of Lando Norris in fifth, while Esteban, on Softs, edged towards the top ten and into points-scoring contention. By lap 11, Fernando held sixth and Esteban seventh.

Esteban pitted for Hards on lap 22, while Fernando remained out aiming to undercut Norris ahead. He pitted on lap 33 for Hards before Esteban’s retirement with a suspected fuel pump issue on the old start-finish straight brought out the Safety Car. Fernando capitalised, pitting for Softs, leapfrogging Norris who left his stop one lap later.

A seven-lap sprint to the finish between six cars and five different teams ensued with Fernando well in the mix for a podium position. After a thrilling jostle for position across a number of laps and a number of cars, Fernando settled for a deserved fifth place at the chequered flag.

Fernando Alonso

It was a fun race today and we are happy to finish in the fifth position. I was hoping there would be some drama at the end, and we might have sneaked a podium with all of the action, but it was fun to be fighting amongst it inside the top five places. I think our final position should realistically be fourth because I saw Charles [Leclerc] weaving multiple times in front of Lewis [Hamilton] and, compared to what happened to me in Canada, I guess it’s not allowed and should be a penalty. Looking back at the weekend as a whole, I think the car was very good and I felt more competitive than in any other races so far this season. We executed our race very well and showed consistent pace. I’m expecting us to keep this up and hopefully maintain our competitiveness again over the next few races. I must say congratulations to Carlos [Sainz] on his first win and, also, I’m glad Zhou is OK after his incident at the start. It shows how far safety has come in modern Formula 1 racing.

Esteban Ocon

The most important thing to take out of this race is that Zhou is OK after that massive crash. It happened right in front of me, and I was lucky to avoid most of it, but then I sustained damage on the right side of the car from contact with Alex [Albon]. I have to say, the guys did an incredible job getting the car repaired and ready for the race restart, so thanks and well done to them. We did well at the restart and the pace in the car was good. A fuel pump issue on lap 38 ended our race unfortunately and we had to retire the car. All in all, it wasn’t a smooth weekend with some of the car issues in Q2 and today during the race, so we’ll need to look into all of this closely. It was a weekend with a lot of learning and I’m happy for the team with the solid points from Fernando today. Onto the next race in just a few days’ time.

Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal

First of all, it’s good news that the drivers involved in the incident at the beginning of the race are OK. It’s a testament to the extraordinary safety standards and implementation in Formula 1 that everyone was OK after a quite frightening incident. From there, this afternoon, we witnessed a quite brilliant Grand Prix, which, for Formula 1, is a great advert for the exceptional entertainment of this sport. We’re very pleased with Fernando’s fifth place. He drove a well-measured race and credit to the team for the pit stop under the Safety Car, which allowed him to importantly jump Lando [Norris] and fight at the front towards the end. On Esteban’s side, he too was driving superbly well after sustaining damage early on in the race. The team did a great job in repairing his car and then he put himself into contention to score good points. Unfortunately, a suspected fuel pump issue forced him to retire, and we will get on top of these issues quickly in order to ensure we achieve our goals. We leave here with ten points, a strong haul, and we’re looking forward to going to Austria this week ready to score double points.

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Scuderia AlphaTauri


Scuderia AlphaTauri duo Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly endured a frustrating weekend as the Japanese driver finished in 14th, while the Frenchman only lasted 26 laps before he had to retire.

Pierre Gasly

From a difficult weekend we actually made it quite a bit better with Qualifying, then after the race restart today I was running in seventh, we were in a great position. Following the incident with Yuki I had damage to the rear wing, so we had to retire the car. Every point is valuable, especially in a season like this, so I’m disappointed with the end result today, as it was an unnecessary collision. The accident with Zhou was really scary at the start of the race, it was shocking to see him upside down but I”m glad to hear he’s ok, that’s the most important thing.

Yuki Tsunoda

It’s been a difficult day. The collision I had at the start of the race was completely unavoidable, a car came in front of me sideways and there was nothing I could do. Luckily, I only damaged my front wing and was able to get back to the pits with the red flag and continue to race with the restart. Unfortunately, I then had contact with Pierre later on. I need to review it properly but at the moment, I think I could’ve waited for another opportunity to pass him. My speed was good going into the corner so I thought I could make it through, I also didn’t expect Pierre to close the door quite as much as he did, so this is a mistake from my side. Mainly, I just want to say sorry to the team. After that, I had damage to the car, it was very tricky to drive and that made the rest of the race very difficult for me.

Jody Egginton (Technical Director)

It’s very frustrating to have thrown away a likely points finish on a weekend where the team and drivers have worked so hard to extract the maximum from the package and get the cars into a position to fight for points. Contact between teammates is never good but in this instance, with both cars suffering extensive damage one of which we had to retire, there was really no way back. As a team, we will sit down and have the necessary discussions, as the move Yuki made today was not the best and needs to be avoided. In parallel, the guys will be flat out getting the cars repaired and ensuring we are as prepared as humanly possible for the next race.

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Haas F1 Team


Haas F1 Team finished the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix with Mick Schumacher a career-best eighth and Kevin Magnussen 10th at Silverstone Circuit – Schumacher scoring his maiden points in Formula 1 and the result marking the team’s first double-points finish since 2019’s German Grand Prix.

Magnussen lined up from 17th on Pirelli P Zero Red soft tires, with Schumacher 19th on Yellow mediums, but the race was suspended after only a few corners after a violent first corner accident that eliminated several drivers.

Schumacher took the second start from 16th place, on medium tires, and gradually worked his way through the order, pitting for White hard tires on lap 19, before stopping for softs on lap 39 when the safety car was deployed. Starting 10th at the restart, Schumacher made gains during the final laps and battled fiercely against Max Verstappen to finish eighth overall.

Magnussen launched off the line from 14th place at the restart, also on mediums, and came in on lap 22 to change to another set of the yellow-banded tires. Magnussen stayed out during the late safety car period and resiliently battled against cars on fresher soft tires to round out the top 10.

Haas F1 Team now holds eighth place in the Constructors’ Championship with 20 points.

Kevin Magnussen, Driver No. 20

I don’t think we could’ve hoped for anymore. I think on the first stint we didn’t have a great pace, at least compared to the second stint where the pace picked up. I lost a few positions in the first stint, annoyingly, because then we got the safety car towards the end. We were advised to pit both cars and I took the decision to stay out – I don’t know if it was right or wrong – but if it was wrong, it was my decision. Two cars in the points though, you have to be super happy with that, to get a decent amount of points at this stage in the year, it’s very good. We go away from here with a big smile on our faces and with big motivation for the races ahead.

Mick Schumacher, Driver No. 47

We’re really happy. Coming back from P19, I said we have the speed to go forwards and we definitely showed it today. It’s great for the team, a double-finish in the points, so that’s obviously very helpful for the constructors. For me, I’m happy now to focus on what’s really important and that’s the racing and the driving.

Guenther Steiner, Team Principal, Haas F1 Team

I’m very happy for the whole team to have scored double points today. We deserved it – it wasn’t by luck – starting from P17 and P19 and ending eighth and tenth, we couldn’t have wished for more. The cars were fast, the guys did a good job, and the pit stops were good, so what we need to do now are a very good qualifying and a very good race and then we’re back in the game.

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Aston Martin Formula One Team


Both Sebastian and Lance were able to fight their way up the order in Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team’s home race, with Sebastian finishing in the points while Lance just missed out.

Lance Stroll

I thought we had a reasonably positive race. The cars showed much better pace than yesterday, so it is a shame I was not able to score some points.

We are still learning and understanding the upgrades, but based on the race today I see the potential for the races to come. I am glad Zhou [Guanyu] and Alex are okay after the crash at the start.

Sebastian Vettel

It is nice to score points on my birthday, and in the team’s home race, especially when you consider where we started [in 18th]. Overall I think it was a decent race and a good recovery.

The first start, with the red flag, was very chaotic. I had made a really good getaway and it launched me into a gap nearly alongside Alex [Albon]. Then I got squeezed and everything backed up as a reaction to the accident ahead. I braked but could not avoid making contact with Alex.

The most important thing is that everybody involved is fine.

Mike Krack, Team Principal

The most important thing today is that Zhou is alright after the accident at the start, which once again demonstrated how safe the FIA has made our sport.

If you had told me after qualifying yesterday that we would score two points today, we would have been pleased to hear it. However, we did not manage Sebastian’s and Lance’s races perfectly and we need to analyse that in detail.

Next up is Austria, a circuit whose characteristics should suit our car better than Silverstone and where we have to do a better job overall.

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Williams Racing


Nicholas Latifi was our sole finisher at the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix after Alex Albon was taken to hospital for checks following a hefty opening lap collision.

The Thai racer had been one of five drivers caught up in an incident at the opening corner, but thankfully everyone involved left the scene without serious injury.

Alex Albon

I’m very glad that everyone else involved in the first lap incident is okay. Thank you to all the medical staff at the track and Coventry Hospital.

It’s a shame our race ended before it began today, but we are already fully focused on Austria. Bring on the next one.

Nicholas Latifi

From Lap 1 we were always fighting an uphill battle. In the beginning, I was surprised at how much I could stay with the cars ahead but in reality, there was a little DRS train that was keeping me there because the cars behind were much quicker. It felt really nice to be properly racing in the pack. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the basic pace in the end alongside managing the car towards the end of the race. The car’s lacking downforce compared to the others with us missing pace in the high-speed corners, which wasn’t helped by some floor damage today.

We put up a good fight, but it wasn’t meant to be today. Frustrating in the end but overall a positive weekend.

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance:

Following the incident at the start of the race, we are grateful that nobody was seriously hurt. It was a shame that Alex suffered contact as a result of the crash ahead of him and that this put him out of the race after just a few corners and before we had a chance to see how the new upgrades were working.

However, Nicholas backed up his strong drive yesterday with a very good race today. He showed good pace and took advantage of opportunities that came his way, including the late safety car. Unfortunately, he didn’t quite have the pace at the end to challenge for the final points position, but he raced hard until the end and put up a strong fight against faster cars.

When he ran wide at T9, he did some damage to the floor, which harmed his pace in the crucial period after his first pit stop. We will get Alex’s car repaired and then we’ll head to Austria with some useful momentum and a plan to further exploit the new package.

The Red Bull Ring has some similar characteristics to Silverstone and probably similar weather too and so we should be able to pick up where we left off this weekend.

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