British GP: Carlos Sainz wins incredible race, Lewis Hamilton third after huge Zhou Guanyu crash

British GP: Carlos Sainz wins incredible race, Lewis Hamilton third after huge Zhou Guanyu crash

Last Updated: 03/07/22 5:38pm


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A horrific crash in the opening lap of the British GP sees Zhou Guanyu’s Alfa Romeo flip upside down and go over the safety barriers. The Chinese driver is conscious and went to the circuit’s medical centre to undergo evaluation.

A horrific crash in the opening lap of the British GP sees Zhou Guanyu’s Alfa Romeo flip upside down and go over the safety barriers. The Chinese driver is conscious and went to the circuit’s medical centre to undergo evaluation.

Carlos Sainz sealed his first Formula 1 victory in an astonishing British Grand Prix, as a frightening first-lap crash preceded an incident-packed race with Lewis Hamilton battling at the front, Charles Leclerc losing his lead late on, and Max Verstappen falling back with Red Bull damage.

A Silverstone spectacular started in dramatic circumstances as a multi-car crash saw Zhou Guanyu’s Alfa Romeo flip upside down and over the tyre barriers, with the Alfa Romeo driver thankfully unhurt after a trip to hospital.

After a red flag, pole-sitter Sainz twice looked to have lost his big chance behind Verstappen early on and Leclerc later, but a Safety Car played into his hands in the closing stages.

Carlos Sainz powered past Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc to claim the lead of the race, while Sergio Perez overtook Lewis Hamilton to move up to third.

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Carlos Sainz powered past Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc to claim the lead of the race, while Sergio Perez overtook Lewis Hamilton to move up to third.

Carlos Sainz powered past Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc to claim the lead of the race, while Sergio Perez overtook Lewis Hamilton to move up to third.

Hamilton was also right in contention in a Mercedes that was often fastest on track, but after some feisty battles with Sergio Perez was forced to settle for third place behind the Red Bull.

More to follow…

What’s next in F1 2022?

F1’s European season continues at pace with the Austrian GP next weekend – where we see the return of the Sprint. Qualifying is on Friday night before the Sprint race on Saturday, which sets the grid for Sunday’s race at 2pm.

Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring is the venue, where Red Bull and Max Verstappen enjoy huge support.

Watch all the action live on Sky Sports F1.

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