Pole position returned to the Spanish driver in Formula 1 after nearly 10 years. Before Carlos Sainz’s fastest lap This Saturday, 2nd, only one other Spaniard conquered the Silverstone track: Fernando Alonso. In addition to the historic portrait, the UK GP promises excitement with two Ferraris and Red Bulls on the front two rows, and the possibility of even rain during the race.
Although rain affected qualifying, neither driver had any accidents and no red flags were required on Saturday. The most “exciting” moment was when Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen completed his fastest lap 360º, but without harming his Red Bull.
This Sunday, scheduled for 11am Brasilia time, the focus is on the start of the 3rd, with Carlos Sainz leaving the top spot. The Spaniard’s performance at Ferrari has had a number of sticking points, but a good opening performance in this race could help his team-mate Charles Leclerc reclaim the drivers’ championship.
The UK GP is an important milestone in the championship as it is the chance for Ferrari and Leclerc to react after a damage control race in Canada. Monaco started the final and finished fifth.
Last season, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton clashed at the British race as they battled for the title. In this case, Verstappen retired and the Briton was penalized 10s. However, Hamilton won the race.
Ferrari arrive at Silverstone 76 points behind Red Bull after a tough run in Baku and Montreal, with 12 races remaining in the season after the UK. In addition to the performance of the two Ferrari drivers, the focus is on Mercedes’ performance with Lewis Hamilton. The seven-time champion is the most successful British GP and is aiming for his ninth victory.
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