Silverstone/Munich – Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz celebrated his first Grand Prix victory in his 150th Formula 1 race at the Silverstone Classic. The Spaniard triumphed at the British Grand Prix ahead of Mexican Sergio Pérez in Red Bull and local hero Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
Haas driver Mick Schumacher scored his first World Championship points in eighth place in the 31st Formula 1 race. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) finished ninth on his 35th birthday.
All clear for Zhou after terrifying accident
World champion and championship leader Max Verstappen, who had won five of the previous six races, had to settle for seventh after problems with his Red Bull. In the World Cup, the 24-year-old remains clearly in the lead.
The race was overshadowed by a massive collision on the first lap. Chinese Zhou Guanyu in the Alfa Romeo landed at the security fence with his car and, like Williams driver Alexander Albon, had to be taken to the medical center for examination. During the race, Zhou was declared fit and Albon was taken to a hospital as a “precautionary measure”. The race was interrupted for almost an hour.
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