Formula 1: Carlos Sainz won his first victory after a hectic Great Britain Grand Prix

The Ferrari pilot won in front of the Red Bull by Sergio Perez and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton on the Silverstone circuit, England. The race had been interrupted from the start and for almost an hour following an impressive crash.

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The 150 e attempt was the right one for Carlos Sainz in Formula 1. The Spaniard won the first victory of his career behind the wheel of his Ferrari, Sunday July 3, during the Grand Prix From Great Britain, tenth round of the world championship. Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) accompany him on the podium, while the Dutchman Max Verstappen, still leader in the championship but in difficulty at the wheel of his Red Bull, finishes a modest seventh place .

The race had been interrupted from the start and for almost an hour following an impressive crash. The Thais Alexander Albon (Williams) and the Chinese Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo), two of the pilots involved in the accident, have no “serious injuries”, said the International Automobile Federation (FIA), which announced that the two pilots “were checked at the medical center” of the Silverstone circuit. After examinations, Zhou came out of the “healthy” medical center while Albon was transported to the hospital “for precautionary exams”.

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Images of the accident show that the single -seaters of Pierre Gasly (Alphanauri), George Russell (Mercedes) and Guanyu Zhou came into contact as the first turn approaches. Following this accident, the race was interrupted before a new start. Carlos Sainz took advantage of this one to take off at the top of the race, he who had signed the pole position in front of the world champion, Max Verstappen.

“I will never forget this weekend- end “

Furthermore, while the race was still neutralized, several people “tried”, according to the International Automobile Federation, to break into the track. “These people were immediately distant and the case is now treated by local authorities,” said FIA.

The operation was claimed by the group of British environmental activists Just Stop Oil, who militates for the end of the exploration of fossil fuels in the United Kingdom. “Five militants of Just Stop Oil disturbed the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone by intrusion on the track and sitting there,” said the environmental association.

In the race, the last laps have notably seen Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) offer a good fight for second place, multiplying overruns. Perez having managed to get out of the trio, it is then an breathtaking struggle for the third place offered by the British and the Monegasque to the 400,000 spectators present around the circuit.

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“I don’t know what to say, it’s incredible. This is my first victory, after 150 races, with Ferrari and Silverstone I could not hope for better. I will never forget this weekend “Rejoiced the Spaniard Carlos Sainz on arrival. In front of his audience, Lewis Hamilton recognized the merits of the winner. “I tried to attack the Ferrari. I gave everything. Congratulations to Carlos [Sainz],” said the third in the race.

The world championship will continue, Sunday July 10, with the Austrian Grand Prix, eleventh round of the season, on the Spielberg circuit.

/Media reports.