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F1 British Grand Prix result LIVE: Carlos Sainz wins as Lewis Hamilton makes podium at Silverstone

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Carlos Sainz won a wild and wacky British Grand Prix which saw Zhou Guanyu survive a horror opening-lap crash and protestors invade the track at Silverstone.

Sainz fought his way past Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc in a brilliant 10-lap shootout to the chequered flag following a safety car period to claim his maiden Formula One win. Sergio Perez finished second, with Lewis Hamilton third after he forced his way around Leclerc with four laps of the 52 laps remaining.

Sainz, Perez and Hamilton all took on fresh tyres ahead of the safety car re-start, but Ferrari left Leclerc out on old rubber and the championship challenger was left in no man’s land, dropping from first to fourth, and dealing his title hopes a blow on a day where Max Verstappen limped home in seventh after he sustained a puncture and damage to his Red Bull bodywork. A record crowd of 142,000 fans in Northamptonshire were treated to the race of the season which started in extraordinary fashion.

Rookie Zhou was approaching the 160mph opening Abbey corner when British driver George Russell tagged the right rear of the Chinese driver’ machine, sending him on to his roof and sliding out of control. Upside down, Zhou continued through the gravel at high speed with sparks flying before he slammed into the tyre barrier and was launched into the fencing. Fans and photographers ducked for cover with Zhou’s Alfa Romeo lodged on its side, between the tyre wall and the fencing.

An extraction team rushed to Zhou and the 23-year-old, in just his 10th race, was carefully removed and taken away in an ambulance to the medical centre before being discharged. Russell was also seen dashing to check on his friend, the Williams driver Alex Albon, who was caught up in the accident, and then Zhou’s condition. “I’m glad to see Zhou okay. It was an horrific incident,” Russell told Sky Sports. The Mercedes driver, who was not permitted to restart the race, added: “I jumped out of the car to see that Zhou was OK. When I got back to car I couldn’t restart it. As soon as you get outside assistance you cannot restart the race.”

F1 British Grand Prix Race updates

  • Carlos Sainz wins British GP! Sergio Perez second, Lewis Hamilton third and Charles Leclerc fourth

  • British Grand Prix was red flagged after multiple car crash with car turned over

  • FIA: Zhou and Albon both conscious and taken to medical centre

  • George Russell OUT after crash at Abbey with Guanyu Zhou and Alex Albon also involved

The top-3 on Zhou’s accident:

Sunday 3 July 2022 18:39 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz: “I made the decision not to watch the accident at the time. When I watched it at the podium, I was shocked. It was crazy. If you see the crash in F2 this morning too, the halo has probably saved two lives.”

Perez: “Very pleased that they’ll be racing again. I was in the garage when I saw the accident and I was shocked, it’s been a while since we saw an accident like that. There’s always lessons, to learn from today, things we can improve.

“One more thing I’d like to say is with salary caps, we are the ones puttnig on the show, we should stop talking about this.”

Sainz: “I thought the red flag was for the protestors, I had three people running towards me.”

Hamilton: “I don’t have much to add from those two, answered very well. And I don’t know about the protestors...”

Carlos Sainz:

Sunday 3 July 2022 18:33 , Kieran Jackson

“The first win is always a bit of a relief I’m not going to lie. Because there you have it, a win in Formula 1.

“Honestly I never stopped believing that this win was going to come. It was about time that something happened in a race that I can win - keep believing. Things have never come easy to me in my career...”

Lewis Hamilton in the post-race press conference:

Sunday 3 July 2022 18:29 , Kieran Jackson

“Those last few laps were reminiscent of the karting days.

“We got the quickest lap at the end which we haven’t been able to do. The race-pace has improved, it’s definitely helped us get a little bit closer - but not in a position to win just yet I don’t think.

“If we didn’t have a safety car, I think I’d have been able to fight these two {Sainz and Perez] but it wasn’t meant to be.”

STAT ATTACK!

Sunday 3 July 2022 18:18 , Kieran Jackson

Lewis Hamilton’s 10th successive Silverstone podium, and 13th in total (a new record for most podiums at one track)...

Here are the Drivers Standings after a dramatic round 10 of the season!

Sunday 3 July 2022 18:17 , Kieran Jackson

1. Max Verstappen - 181 points

2. Sergio Perez - 147 points

3. Charles Leclerc - 138 points

4. Carlos Sainz - 127 points

5. George Russell - 111 points

6. Lewis Hamilton - 93 points

7. Lando Norris - 58points

8. Valtteri Bottas - 46 points

9. Esteban Ocon - 39 points

10. Fernando Alonso - 28 points

11. Pierre Gasly - 16 points

12. Kevin Magnussen - 16 points

13. Daniel Ricciardo - 15 points

14. Sebastian Vettel -15 points

15. Yuki Tsunoda - 11 points

16. Guanyu Zhou - 5 points

17. Alex Albon - 3 points

18. Lance Stroll - 2 points

19. Mick Schumacher - 0 points

20. Nicholas Latifi - 0 points

21. Nico Hulkenberg - 0 points

Carlos Sainz lauds ‘special’ Silverstone after claiming first-ever F1 Grand Prix victory

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:56 , Kieran Jackson

Carlos Sainz made clear his delight and gratitude after winning Sunday’s British Grand Prix, a first triumph for the Spaniard on the Formula One circuit in what was his 150th race start.

The Ferrari man was on pole position at Silverstone, though his lead initially lasted only seconds as Max Verstappen bypassed him heading into turn one - but a huge crash behind them meant a restart from the original positions.

Even then, an exhilarating race provided so many twists and turns that both Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton also led at different stages, before a Safety Car came out in the closing stages which proved pivotal.

Sainz, Hamilton and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez all immediately pitted to change to soft tyres while then-leader Leclerc was left on hard compounds, with the bunched-up group then producing a thrilling finale which saw Perez take second and Hamilton third.

It was Sainz who triumphed though, and noted the “special” role Silverstone had played in his career to date in a celebratory post-race speech.

Carlos Sainz lauds ‘special’ Silverstone after claiming first-ever F1 win

‘Halo saved me’: Zhou Guanyu reacts after surviving ‘horrific’ Silverstone crash

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:52 , Kieran Jackson

Zhou Guanyu admits the halo “saved him” after a “horrific” crash during the opening-lap crash at the British Grand Prix.

The Alfa Romeo driver’s car flipped upside down and jammed into the catch fencing in front of thousands of shocked fans.

The F1 rookie crashed while approaching 160mph at the Abbey corner when George Russell made contact with the rear of Zhou’s car, which saw him launch onto his roof and slide out of control.

After Zhou continued through the gravel and came to a thudding halt at the tyre barrier, Alfa Romeo confirmed the driver was “conscious” and “talkative” following medical treatment.

And the Chinese driver sent a message to his fans on social media: “I’m ok, all clear. Halo saved me today. Thanks everyone for your kind messages!”

‘Halo saved me’: Zhou reacts after surviving ‘horrific’ crash

British Grand Prix 2022: Carlos Sainz celebrates maiden victory

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:48 , Jack Rathborn

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Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain celebrates (AP)
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain celebrates (AP)
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain celebrates (AP)
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain celebrates (AP)

Trophies presented, champagne sprayed, podium pictures taken!

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:41 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz wins his first F1 race in his 150th Grand Prix.

And take a breath everyone...

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Time for the podium!

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:37 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz looks a very proud and happy man up on top!

Spanish and Italian national anthems to follow...

Lewis Hamilton:

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:32 , Kieran Jackson

“I’ve really got to give it up to this crowd, thank you to everybody for the incredible support. We don’t see this around the world. I gave it everything today, I was trying to chase down those Ferraris. We’ve got to keep pushing!”

“We lost time in the pit stop and then I was chasing. The end there was difficult with a Red Bull behind them. This is a huge bonus for us to be on the podium. I’m glad everyone was safe with the big crash earlier in the day.”

Sergio Perez:

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:30 , Kieran Jackson

“It was a great comeback, we didn’t give up. The opportuntiy came at the end and we took it, it was a great fight with Charles and then with Lewis. It was an epic final laps...”

Carlos Sainz, in his post-race press conference:

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:29 , Kieran Jackson

“I don’t know what to say! It’s amazing! First race win, 150 later, with Ferrari in Silverstone! It’s a very special day that I will never forget!

“It was not easy, I struggled with the balance with medium tyre. I stayed believing that I needed to stay in the race. You can imagine the nerves of that safety car restart to get it right.

“I thank all of them, Silverstone has been a special place for me. It’s a special place for me and I thank the whole crowd for being part of it and cheering me on!”

British Grand Prix 2022: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:26 , Jack Rathborn

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An absolute thriller at Silverstone!

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:25 , Kieran Jackson

What a staggeringly brilliant and entertaining race - it quite simply had everything!

Lewis Hamilton also picked up the extra point for fastest lap!

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:24 , Kieran Jackson

Oh but it could have been so much more!

If it wasn’t for that safety car, which really halted his momentum...

Sainz, meanwhile: “You cannot imagine how it feels!”

CARLOS SAINZ WINS THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX!

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:21 , Kieran Jackson

In his 150th race, Carlos Sainz is a winner in Formula 1!

Sergio Perez is in second, Lewis Hamilton third.

Sainz can barely believe it!

Behind the front three: Leclerc, Alonso, Norris, Verstappen, Schumacher, Vettel, Magnussen

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LAP 52/52: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton, Leclerc, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:21 , Kieran Jackson

ONE LAP LEFT!

Carlos Sainz has a four-second lead to Perez, who is three seconds ahead of Hamilton in third.

The big battle taking place now? Schumacher all over Verstappen for seventh...

LAP 50/52: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton, Leclerc, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:18 , Kieran Jackson

Three laps left and there’s now a little bit of space between the front of the field.

Sainz is 3 seconds ahead of Perez, who is 1.9 seconds ahead of Hamilton.

Alonso though is right on Leclerc’s tail, with DRS...

Try predicting the next move...

Meanwhile, Mick Schumacher in ninth - for what would be his first points in F1 - is right on the back of Max Verstappen. He may well play it safe..

LAP 49/52: Sainz, Perez, Hamilton, Leclerc, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:16 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton does finally keep his place ahead of Leclerc, overtaking down the Hangar Straight!

Leclerc is in trouble behind from Alonso and Norris - and meanwhile Hamilton now has his sights set on Perez ahead, just over a second behind.

LAP 48/52: Sainz, Perez, Leclerc, Hamilton, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:15 , Kieran Jackson

What next?!

Hamilton overtakes Leclerc around Brooklands, before the Ferrari gets the position back through Copse!

Tremendous racing! Staggering stuff!

LAP 43/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Perez, Hamilton, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:13 , Jack Rathborn

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LAP 46/52: Sainz, Perez, Leclerc, Hamilton, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:13 , Kieran Jackson

Unbelievable stuff!

Hamilton takes advantage of Leclerc and Perez’s battle, with the stewards noting that Perez left the track at Club, and takes second!

But by the time they get back to the loop heading to the Wellington straight, Perez is back ahead of Hamilton, as is Leclerc!

LAP 45/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Perez, Hamilton, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:11 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton almost gets Perez around Brooklands!

But the Mexican keeps his podium spot. He is also gaining on Leclerc... with Sainz now 2.4 seconds ahead!

Huge chance for the Spaniard to get his first win!

LAP 43/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Perez, Hamilton, Alonso, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:07 , Kieran Jackson

Drama!

Sainz overtakes Leclerc round the loop - ignoring team orders to give him space on the restart - while Perez overtakes Hamilton in the same corner as they go up the Wellington straight!

What else can possibly happen?!

LAP 42/52: SAFETY CAR IN THIS LAP

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:02 , Kieran Jackson

Leclerc knows he might be in trouble: “That’s going to be hard,” when told of Sainz and Hamilton behind on softs.

Perez, Alonso and Norris pitted too, with Norris losing a position after pitting a lap later.

Get ready for another restart - rolling of course this time!

LAP 41/52: SAFETY CAR!

Sunday 3 July 2022 17:00 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton isn’t sure about tyre choice: “Ah guys, are you sure it’s the right tyre?!”

He hasn’t lost a position, nor has Sainz. Leclerc will be massively under pressure on his hard tyres come the restart...

LAP 40/52: SAFETY CAR!

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:59 , Kieran Jackson

Esteban Ocon has had a failure on the old pit straight - and it triggers a safety car!

Sainz and Hamilton pit, Leclerc stays out! Sainz and Hamilton go on the soft tyre, with 12 laps left...

LAP 38/52: Leclerc, Sainz, Hamilton, Perez, Norris, Alonso

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:55 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz is told that he needs to save fuel and, inevitably, the Spaniard is not happy about it!

His lap times are way down on Leclerc and Hamilton. Meanwhile, Ocon has overtaken Verstappen with DRS, to the cheers of the Silverstone crowd!

The Chamionship leader all the way down to ninth...

LAP 36/52: Leclerc, Sainz, Hamilton, Perez, Norris, Alonso

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:52 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton complaining about coming out too far behind but Bono tells him: “Once these tyres warm up, we’ll have good pace.”

Will it be enough though? Momentum shifts back to Ferrari.

A little further back, Norris pits, meaning Sergio Perez is back up to fourth - his original position on the starting grid.

Verstappen is still down in eighth, with Ocon right on his tail with DRS...

LAP 34/52: Leclerc, Sainz, Hamilton, Norris, Alonso, Perez

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:50 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton pits - it’s a slow stop, 4.3 seconds! It’s the hard tyre.

The Mercedes driver comes out third, two seconds behind Sainz in second.

Leclerc is back out in front! That slow pit stop was pivotal...

LAP 33/52: Hamilton, Leclerc, Sainz, Norris, Alonso, Perez

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:48 , Kieran Jackson

Leclerc has just posted a fastest lap - but is still 18.2 seconds behind Hamilton.

Less than 20 laps to go, Hamilton says: “I can’t keep this pace forever!”

LAP 31/52: Leclerc up to 2nd!

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:45 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz has not gone quick enough - he’s half-a-second too slow! Ferrari tell him to let Leclerc go and he obeys...

Hamilton, who is still on 28-lap old medium tyres, is now Leclerc’s next target.

LAP 30/52: Hamilton, Sainz, Leclerc, Norris, Alonso, Perez

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:43 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton is 18 seconds ahead of Sainz - and now Leclerc is within DRS of Sainz...

The Spaniard has been told the lap time he needs to match - and he asks for “one more lap.”

Looks like Ferrari could give a team order here...

LAP 29/52: Hamilton, Sainz, Leclerc, Norris, Alonso, Perez

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:42 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton now 19 seconds ahead of Leclerc in third... how long is the pit window? 19 seconds.

Leclerc is about a second behind Sainz in second - the Ferrari pit wall have said they can fight!

For now, no DRS for Leclerc though...

LAP 27/52: Hamilton, Sainz, Leclerc, Norris, Alonso, Perez

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:40 , Kieran Jackson

Verstappen, down in eighth, is now complaining of a problem with the front of his car as well as the rear...

Meanwhile at the back of the field, Bottas and Gasly are among the cars who have had to retire in the last five laps!

We’re down to 15 cars.

LAP 26/52: Hamilton, Sainz, Leclerc, Norris, Alonso, Perez

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:38 , Kieran Jackson

Leclerc pits - Hamilton takes the lead of the British Grand Prix!

And with the seven-time world champion still satisfied with his tyres, he won’t pit just yet...

Verstappen, meanwhile, is really struggling, and is not happy about being put on a set of hard tyres.

LAP 25/52: Leclerc, Hamilton, Sainz, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:36 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton is on Leclerc’s tail, within a second. He’ll get DRS next lap...

LAP 23/52: Leclerc, Hamilton, Sainz, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:35 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton keeping within two seconds of Leclerc.

Verstappen has pitted again, switching tyres. And Vettel - the birthday boy who started 18th! - overtakes the Red Bull on the pit exit!

Verstappen down to eighth...

LAP 21/52: Leclerc, Hamilton, Sainz, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:33 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton: “Tyres are still strong.” Bodes well for the Brit, he’s now less than two seconds behind Leclerc, who is being told to push by the Ferrari pit wall.

LAP 21/52: Leclerc, Hamilton, Sainz, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:29 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz pits!

Makes sense, given the pressure on the Spaniard. It’s a quick pit stop, 2.5 seconds!

He rejoins in third, just in front of Lando Norris.

Charles Leclerc takes the lead of the British Grand Prix, with Hamilton 2.6 seconds behind. Just like the end of last year’s race...

LAP 20/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Hamilton, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:27 , Kieran Jackson

The pattern remains the same: Hamilton fastest lap, gaining on Leclerc who is being held up by race leader Sainz, who is being urged to push...

LAP 19/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Hamilton, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:26 , Kieran Jackson

Tell you what, who is the one out of trouble posting fastest lap after fastest lap? Lewis Hamilton!

The Mercedes, in third, is gaining on Leclerc who is stuck behind Ferrari team-mate Sainz.

Whisper it quietly, but it’s all set up for the seven-time world champion here...

Sainz has been told, very firmly by the Ferrari pit wall, to push hard...

LAP 17/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Hamilton, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:24 , Kieran Jackson

Meannwhile at the front, Leclerc is right on Sainz’s tail and is complaining on team radio, insisting he can go quicker.

Will Ferrari give out a team order? Oh for Carlos Sainz’s case, I hope not...

New image of Zhou’s crash!

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:23 , Kieran Jackson

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Video of Verstappen’s puncture:

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:20 , Kieran Jackson

LAP 15/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Hamilton, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:20 , Kieran Jackson

Verstappen’s engineer says: “It is bodywork damage - it is not critical but you will have a performance loss.”

Major blow for the Red Bull driver. A year after Copse. Wow.

Further update from Verstappen’s engineer: “You have less rear aerodynamic load... but it is not structural and we will try and work at it at the next pit stop.”

LAP 14/52: Sainz, Leclerc, Hamilton, Norris, Alonso, Verstappen

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:18 , Kieran Jackson

Verstappen, despite changing tyres, is still complaining about something on the car. Says the rear “does not feel good.

“The car is 100% broken.” Wow.

LAP 12/52: Verstappen has a puncture!

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:16 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz retakes the lead - Verstappen has a puncture!

Fortunately for the Red Bull driver, he is near the pits - he changes tyres... but is now down in sixth!

Gosh, can this race get any more dramatic?!

LAP 10/52: Sainz goes wide, Verstappen takes the lead of the British GP!

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:13 , Kieran Jackson

Sainz loses it, going off the track through Becketts!

The Ferrari manages to just get back on track, but the Red Bull has the momentum and Verstappen takes the lead of the race!

LAP 10/52: Sainz, Verstappen, Leclerc, Hamilton, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:12 , Kieran Jackson

For the time being, Sainz is holding off the Championship leader Verstappen, who is still within DRS.

An update on Alex Albon, meanwhile: he has been transferred to hospital for a precautionary check.

LAP 9/52: Sainz, Verstappen, Leclerc, Hamilton, Norris

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:11 , Kieran Jackson

Verstappen is gaining on race leader Sainz, now within DRS at 0.7 seconds. “He’s a bit quicker,” Sainz tells his engineer, concerningly.

Leclerc is 1.7 secs behind Verstappen, while Hamilton is five seconds off the Ferrari and Norris four seconds behind the Mercedes.

Action looks set to take place right at the front...

LAP 8/52: Sainz, Verstappen, Leclerc

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:08 , Kieran Jackson

The front three are relatively spread out now, Hamilton is five seconds behind Leclerc.

Perez, who had to pit for his front wing, all the way down in 16th.

LAP 6/52: Hamilton overtakes Norris!

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:07 , Kieran Jackson

The Mercedes simply has superior pace and, with DRS, Hamilton overtakes his compatriot on the Wellington straight...

Meanwhile, no further investigation necessary for the incident between Leclerc and Perez.

LAP 6/52: Sainz, Verstappen, Leclerc

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:05 , Kieran Jackson

Behind the front three, Perez has pitted after he lost something from his car on the opening lap - looks like a new front wing.

Meanwhile, Hamilton is all over the back of Norris... DRS enabled.

LAP 4/52: Sainz, Verstappen, Leclerc

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:03 , Kieran Jackson

Leclerc’s collision with Perez is under investigation...

LAP 3/52: Leclerc collision!

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:03 , Kieran Jackson

Another dramatic start!

No serious crash, but Leclerc makes contact with Perez on the loop...

The order is as it was - but Lando Norris has overtaken Lewis Hamilton to jump up to fifth!

Restart about to take place...

Sunday 3 July 2022 16:00 , Kieran Jackson

The cars are now out for their lap behind the safety car

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:58 , Kieran Jackson

It will be a standing start. The safety car will enter the pit lane.

NEW IMAGE OF ZHOU’S CRASH:

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:57 , Kieran Jackson

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RESTART UPDATE

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:55 , Kieran Jackson

“Not all cars passed the safety car two line when the red flag was thrown, hence the order must go back to the start.”

RESTART UPDATE:

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:54 , Kieran Jackson

1 minute and 30 seconds until the restart.

A reminder: the grid will be the same as the first race start - not the order at the red flag.

George Russell, speaking to Sky Sports:

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:53 , Kieran Jackson

“Glad to hear Zhou is doing OK, a horrific incident. There was no grip on the hardest compound, I got swamped by many cars, I got touched and touched Zhou and that was it.”

“I got out of the car to see if Zhou was OK... apparently as soon as you get assitance [his car was put on the back of a truck], you can’t restart. It’s very frustrating as the car just had a puncture and we had the pace to get back to sixth.

“We’re trying [to appeal]. It’s one of those unique circumstances...”

A view of the Zhou crash from a fan in the stand at Abbey corner:

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:46 , Kieran Jackson

ZHOU UPDATE

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:44 , Kieran Jackson

“So, update from medical centre, Zhou is conscious, he is talking, there is no fractures and considering the circumstances, he’s pretty good, pretty well”

VIDEO REPLAY

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:42 , Kieran Jackson

Full replays now being aired

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:42 , Kieran Jackson

Tell you what, the catchment fence to protect the fans behind the tyre barriers probably saves lives here, not to mention the halo on Zhou’s car.

The way the upside-down Alfa gets flinged into the fence is an absolute horror. Really is great to hear Zhou and everyone in the surrounding area is, by the sounds of it, all OK.

RESTART UPDATE

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:40 , Kieran Jackson

It is confirmed that the race will restart with the same grid order that started the race, minus the drivers out - Russell, Albon, Zhou.

No word on a time yet.

RESTART NEWS

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:36 , Kieran Jackson

Because we haven’t had a full lap, it’ll be Sainz on pole again - Hamilton back down to fifth.

So, the top-10: Sainz, Verstappen, Leclerc, Perez, Hamilton, Norris, Alonso, Latifi, Gasly, Bottas.

That being said, there is a lot of confusion here. Perhaps it is because they didn’t get through the first sector...

More as we get it.

No word on the restart as of yet...

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:31 , Kieran Jackson

Official Alfa Romeo update:

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:31 , Kieran Jackson

It’s a hell of a crash

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:30 , Kieran Jackson

Blimey.

Just seen a replay in the media centre of the crash.

Russell squeezes Gasly which causes a slight touch - Russell clips Zhou, flinging the Alfa Romeo upside down towards the barrier before the Chinese driver’s car spins back round and up, into the fence above the tyre barrier.

Meanwhile, a secondary incident behind them saw numerous collisions. Bumper cars frankly.

FIA STATEMENT

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:26 , Kieran Jackson

FZhou and Albon have been taken to the medical centre. Both were conscious and will be evaluated at the medical centre

RED FLAG

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:21 , Kieran Jackson

George Russell having a word with an FIA official. It’s a bit unclear, but I believe he’s asking why he can’t rejoin the race. The Mercedes driver was in the gravel before he got out of the car and raced across towards Zhou’s car.

Russell will not be able to restart the race...

Zhou update: The Alfa Romeo driver is out of car on a stretcher

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:17 , Kieran Jackson

Zhou is out of the car. He is on a stretcher but is moving, and his Alfa Romeo team say he is OK. Good news.

He has been taken to hospital.

Unconfirmed reports of protestors storming the track on the first lap too

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:15 , Kieran Jackson

Zhou update: The Alfa Romeo driver is still in the car

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:15 , Kieran Jackson

The medical team is currently down at Abbey at the site of the crash. An ambulance is also going down the main straight.

Zhou update:

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:12 , Kieran Jackson

An extraction team is currently working on putting the Alfa Romeo the right way round...

We’ll bring you more news as we get it.

All the drivers in the pit lane have left their cars and are in their garages, most with their engineers.

So we’ve lost George Russell - whose top-5 run this season comes to an end - and Alex Albon, while Guanyu Zhou is also out with his condition unknown.

RED FLAG: All the cars line up into the pit lane

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:08 , Kieran Jackson

It looks like Russell and Albon are definitely out, with Ocon and Gasly are limping back to the pits...

We wait to hear news about Zhou. It looked a nasty crash into the barriers...

LIGHTS OUT! RED FLAG STRAIGHT AWAY!

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:05 , Kieran Jackson

Wow where to start with this start?!

Verstappen is rapid at the start and gets ahead of Sainz, while Hamilton surges up from fifth to third!

But there’s a red flag after the first corner after a BIG crash at Abbey!

Guanyu Zhou flew into the barriers, while George Russell and I think Alex Albon too is out of the race!

The cars come into the pits...

Formation lap begins!

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:00 , Kieran Jackson

We’re moments away from the start here!

Carlos Sainz leads the field around the track once before lights out!

British Grand Prix 2022

Sunday 3 July 2022 15:00 , Jack Rathborn

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British Grand Prix 2022

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:58 , Jack Rathborn

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142,000 people here at Silverstone today!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:56 , Kieran Jackson

That makes it 401,000 for the four days!

And what a race they’ve got in store today - can Sainz get his first win in Formula 1? Will Verstappen extend his Championship lead? Can a Brit get on the podium?

Race start is coming up as the drivers go through their final preparations on the grid!

And a reminder of today’s starting grid!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:54 , Kieran Jackson

1) Carlos Sainz - Ferrari

2) Max Verstappen - Red Bull

3) Charles Leclerc - Ferrari

4) Sergio Perez - Red Bull

5) Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

6) Lando Norris - McLaren

7) Fernando Alonso - Alpine

8) George Russell - Mercedes

9) Guanyu Zhou - Alfa Romeo

10) Nicholas Latifi - Williams

11) Pierre Gasly - Alphatauri

12) Valtteri Bottas - Alfa Romeo

13) Yuki Tsunoda - Alphatauri

14) Daniel Ricciardo - McLaren

15) Esteban Ocon - Alpine

16) Alex Albon - Williams

17) Kevin Magnussen - Haas

18) Sebastian Vettel - Aston Martin

19) Mick Schumacher - Haas

20) Lance Stroll - Aston Martin

Here’s the constructors championship standings!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:53 , Kieran Jackson

1)    Red Bull Racing - 304 points

2)    Ferrari - 228 points

3)    Mercedes - 188 points

4)    McLaren - 65 points

5)    Alpine - 57 points

6)    Alfa Romeo - 51 points

7)    Alphatauri - 27 points

8)    Aston Martin - 16 points

9)    Haas - 15 points

10) Williams - 3 points

Weather update: No rain expected

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:51 , Kieran Jackson

It’s still cloudy in the sky but we’re not expecting any major bursts of rain - if there’s any drops, it’ll be mild.

10 minutes to go - who’s your money on?!

A huge bellow for the national anthem here at Silverstone... not long to go now!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:48 , Kieran Jackson

Bit of a stat for you all - Lewis Hamilton has never gone 11 races in his Formula 1 career without a win.

He has gone 10 without a win, dating back to Saudi Arabia in December. This is No 11.

Here are the Drivers Standings ahead of round 10 of the season!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:38 , Kieran Jackson

1.     Max Verstappen - 175 points

2.     Sergio Perez - 129 points

3.     Charles Leclerc - 126 points

4.     George Russell - 111 points

5.     Carlos Sainz - 102 points

6.     Lewis Hamilton - 77 points

7.     Lando Norris - 50 points

8.     Valtteri Bottas - 46 points

9.     Esteban Ocon - 39 points

10.  Fernando Alonso - 18 points

11.  Pierre Gasly - 16 points

12.  Kevin Magnussen - 15 points

13.  Daniel Ricciardo - 15 points

14.  Sebastian Vettel -13 points

15.  Yuki Tsunoda - 11 points

16.  Guanyu Zhou - 5 points

17.  Alex Albon - 3 points

18.  Lance Stroll - 2 points

19.  Mick Schumacher - 0 points

20.  Nico Hulkenberg - 0 points

21.  Nicholas Latifi - 0 points

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Only 30 minutes to go until lights out at Silverstone!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:33 , Kieran Jackson

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Who is going to win the British GP?

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:14 , Kieran Jackson

Here are some pre-race odds!

Max Verstappen 8/11

Charles Leclerc 11/2

Carlos Sainz 11/2

Lewis Hamilton 18/1

Sergio Perez 25/1

George Russell 50/1

Lando Norris 100/1

Odds courtesy of the Betfair Exchange

A reminder of the starting grid for today’s race!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:10 , Kieran Jackson

1) Carlos Sainz - Ferrari

2) Max Verstappen - Red Bull

3) Charles Leclerc - Ferrari

4) Sergio Perez - Red Bull

5) Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

6) Lando Norris - McLaren

7) Fernando Alonso - Alpine

8) George Russell - Mercedes

9) Guanyu Zhou - Alfa Romeo

10) Nicholas Latifi - Williams

11) Pierre Gasly - Alphatauri

12) Valtteri Bottas - Alfa Romeo

13) Yuki Tsunoda - Alphatauri

14) Daniel Ricciardo - McLaren

15) Esteban Ocon - Alpine

16) Alex Albon - Williams

17) Kevin Magnussen - Haas

18) Sebastian Vettel - Aston Martin

19) Mick Schumacher - Haas

20) Lance Stroll - Aston Martin

One hour until the British Grand Prix!

Sunday 3 July 2022 14:00 , Kieran Jackson

It’s fairly cloudy overhead but we’re not expecting any major downpours this afternoon...

Bit of a stack for you all with an hour to go - Lewis Hamilton has never gone 11 races in his Formula 1 career without a win.

He has gone 10 without a win, dating back to Saudi Arabia in December. This is No 11.

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On his 35th birthday, Sebastian Vettel had a special treat...

Sunday 3 July 2022 13:53 , Kieran Jackson

He drove the 1992 Williams FW14 of Nigel Mansell, which won the World Championship 30 years ago, around Silverstone earlier...

Some way to warm up for the Grand Prix!

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The official attendance figures!

Sunday 3 July 2022 13:43 , Jack Rathborn

Thursday 30 June - 30,000

Friday 1 July - 106,000

Saturday 2 July - 123,000

Sunday 3 July - 142,000

TOTAL - 401,000

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Logan Sargeant is first American to win Formula Two race

Sunday 3 July 2022 13:38 , Jack Rathborn

Logan Sargeant became the first driver from the United States to win a Formula Two race when he held off a challenge from Theo Pourchaire to claim victory at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Sargeant, a member of the Williams Formula One team driver academy, started from pole for the first time and controlled the race from the front, keeping his cool under pressure from Frenchman Pourchaire.

“What a weekend for me and (team) Carlin for that matter, first pole position, first feature race win – couldn’t be happier to be honest,” said Sargeant. “The car was absolutely hooked up and just looking forward to hopefully doing this more regularly.”

Brazilian Felipe Drugovich continues to lead the drivers championship with 148 points followed by Pourchaire on 106. Sargeant moved into third on 88.

While Sargeant’s victory was the first by an American in the rebranded Formula Two, his compatriot Alexander Rossi, who now drives in IndyCar, won in Abu Dhabi in 2013 in what was then the GP2 series.

The incident-filled raced had several cautions but the most serious was on lap two when Roy Nissany went wide off the track and shot directly back onto the circuit into the path of Dennis Hauger.

The Norwegian driver’s car flew into the air and on top of Nissany before coming to a stop in the gravel, with the halo device keeping the Israeli safe.

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The British boys very much enjoying the drivers parade!

Sunday 3 July 2022 13:31 , Kieran Jackson

Lando Norris starts alongside Lewis Hamilton on the grid today...

Sam Ryder and Damian Lewis also in attendance at Silverstone!

Sunday 3 July 2022 13:15 , Kieran Jackson

Red Bull really pulling out all the stops with their guests today!

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Just two hours until the British Grand Prix!

Sunday 3 July 2022 13:00 , Kieran Jackson

Don’t go anywhere - the drivers parade is coming up as we build towards activity on the grid before the race at 3pm!

The (foot)ballers are out in full force at Silverstone today!

Sunday 3 July 2022 12:53 , Kieran Jackson

Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk are guests of Red Bull today, as is Manchester City’s Nathan Ake!

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