Formula 1 |  Statistics after the British Grand Prix

Formula 1 | Statistics after the British Grand Prix

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As after each Grand Prix, it’s time to discover the most striking statistics, the records that have been broken, the remarkable series still in progress or that have stopped dead during the last weekend…

The qualifications

On the weekend of his 150th Grand Prix in F1, Carlos Sainz took his first career pole. He is the second Spanish driver to achieve this after of course Fernando Alonso.

Sainz is the 104th driver in history to be on pole in F1. The 6th new driver in 4 seasons after Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Lance Stroll, and Sergio Pérez.

This is the second longest wait for a driver before his first pole (the first being Sergio Pérez with 217 Grands Prix, the 3rd being Mark Webber).

It’s the first time a Ferrari driver has taken pole at Silverstone since… Fernando Alonso in 2012.

For the first time in 11 Grands Prix at Silverstone, a Mercedes was therefore not the fastest in Q3.

As soon as he moved into Q3, Charles Leclerc had always finished 1st or 2nd. End of series with 3rd place.

For the 7th time in 10 races, Ferrari and Red Bull lock the first two rows.

Lando Norris has always reached Q3 at home, at Silverstone.

Guanyu Zhou has beaten Valtteri Bottas in the last three qualifying sessions.

Nicholas Latifi reached his first Q3 in the rain at Silverstone, without the advanced Williams package that only Alexander Albon had: well done to him.

For the first time in his career, Sebastian Vettel misses Q2 at Silverstone.

3 eliminations in Q2 in 4 races: sad series for Daniel Ricciardo.

Kevin Magnussen is on 4 Q1 eliminations in a row at Silverstone.

Lance Stroll has been eliminated 5 times in Q1 in the last 5 Grands Prix.

the race

Carlos Sainz will therefore have waited 150 Grands Prix before winning his first victory in F1. It is also the 2nd longest wait behind Sergio Pérez (victory at the 190th start in Bahrain, in 2020).

The Ferrari driver is the second Spaniard to win in F1, after Fernando Alonso.

This season, Carlos Sainz signed 6 podiums against 4 for Charles Leclerc. For 5 Grands Prix, the Monegasque has been absent from the podium.

This is Ferrari’s 15th victory at Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton climbed for the 13th time in his career on the Silverstone podium. A new record for the number of podiums on the same circuit. It has been 10 years in a row that he has finished on the podium in his English garden.

The Mercedes driver also led his first laps of the year. He had also never signed two podiums in a row in 2022.

Red Bull’s winning streak will remain at 6.

Fernando Alonso brought his best result of the year to Alpine (5th). Above all, he broke Kimi Raikkonen’s record of 92,596 km covered in Grands Prix.

It is already the 3rd top 6 for Lando Norris in 2022 (4th finish in the points in a row at Silverstone).

For his 31st start in F1, Mick Schumacher has finally scored his first points (6th longest wait in the history of the sport).

It has been almost 3 years since Haas placed its two cars in the top 10.

Sebastian Vettel scored two points on his 35th birthday, starting from 18th place.

Nicholas Latifi gleaned his best result of the year (12th place). However, he is still only ahead of Nico Hülkenberg in the standings.

George Russell had always finished in the top 5 this year: this is the first time that he has not seen the arrival of a Grand Prix in 2022. It is also his first career retirement in the first lap.

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