Motor racing-Team by team analysis of the British Grand Prix
Team by team analysis of Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone, round 10 of the 22-race season (listed in championship order): RED BULL (Sergio Perez 2, Max Verstappen 7) Verstappen led from second on the grid at the first start but Zhou's crash brought out red flags and the eventual re-start went back to grid order.
Verstappen led from second on the grid at the first start but Zhou's crash brought out red flags and the eventual re-start went back to grid order. He led again before a puncture and carbon debris damaged the car. Perez broke his front wing in lap-one contact with Leclerc, pitted and fought back from last -- helped by the late safety car and a free stop for fresh tyres. Verstappen's overall lead was trimmed to 34 points. FERRARI (Carlos Sainz 1, Charles Leclerc 4)
Ferrari ended Red Bull's run of six straight wins while Sainz celebrated his first victory in F1 at the 150th attempt. The Spaniard, only his country's second F1 winner, started on pole and stayed ahead at the re-start. He obeyed team orders to let Leclerc pass on lap 30 but went back in front after pitting during the late safety car period while Leclerc stayed out. Sainz is the 40th driver to win for Ferrari. MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 3, George Russell retired)
Hamilton took his second successive podium and led a race for the first time in 2022. The podium, his 185th in F1, was his 13th at Silverstone -- a record for a single event. Russell went out on lap one with a puncture after the multi-car collision. He got out to check on Zhou after the crash and was unable to re-start because the car had been loaded on to a recovery truck. MCLAREN (Lando Norris 6, Daniel Ricciardo 13)
Another poor afternoon for Ricciardo, last but one on track, his car slowed by a Drag Reduction System failure and an extra pitstop but also paying the price for a poor qualifying. Alpine are now only six points behind but McLaren were kept ahead by Norris. ALPINE (Fernando Alonso 5, Esteban Ocon retired)
Ocon's retirement on lap 38 from eighth place with a fuel pump issue brought out the safety car and set up the thrilling final nine-lap battle. Alonso started seventh and hoped to sneak a podium at the end. He felt Leclerc should have been penalised for repeatedly weaving ahead of him. ALFA ROMEO (Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou retired)
Zhou's opening-lap crash, with the car flying over the tyre wall and becoming wedged sideways between the barriers and catch fence, led to a long stoppage. He emerged unhurt, saved by the halo system. Bottas retired with gearbox problems while in eighth place. ALPHATAURI (Yuki Tsunoda 14, Pierre Gasly retired)
Tsunoda was caught in the opening-lap collision, damaging his front wing. He then collided with Gasly later on and was given a five-second penalty for causing a collision. Gasly had been running in seventh place when he retired, his car too damaged in the impact. HAAS (Mick Schumacher 8, Kevin Magnussen 10)
Schumacher finally scored his first points in Formula One, chasing Verstappen for seventh all the way to the chequered flag after being 16th at the re-start. Magnussen made it a double points finish -- the first time a Schumacher and a Magnussen had scored points in the same race since their fathers Michael and Jan in Canada in 1998. ASTON MARTIN (Sebastian Vettel 9, Lance Stroll 11)
Vettel celebrated his 35th birthday, and the team's home race, by finishing in the points after qualifying 18th and lining up 15th on the 17-car re-start grid. He made contact with Albon at the start, sending the Thai crashing out. Stroll also made three stops. WILLIAMS (Nicholas Latifi 12, Alex Albon retired)
Latifi qualified 10th and ran as high as eighth, before dropping back due to some floor damage. Albon crashed out at the start and was taken to hospital for checks. He was later discharged.
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