Event: British F1 Grand Prix
Track: Silverstone circuit

2022 British F1 Grand Prix Results

First start of the 2022 British F1 Grand Prix (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Weather: dry  17.8°C
Tarmac: dry  29.9°C
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Carlos Sainz scored his maiden F1 race win today. The Spanish driver won the British F1 GP for the very first time. It was off course his first race win of the 2022 season. The Ferrari driver started from pole and drove to the finish with a great result. It was the 242nd race win for Scuderia Ferrari.

2022 British F1 GP Race Report

Most drivers in the top 10 started on medium tyres. Williams driver Nicholas Latifi and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen were the only drivers that started on the soft tyres, while Mercedes driver George Russell was the only one who started on hard compound tyres.

Verstappen who started from P2 had a perfect start and already took over the lead from Sainz before turn 1. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton also had a great start and overtook two places at the start and was driving on P3 at turn 1.

2022 British F1 Grand Prix Results

George Russell checking if Guanyu Zhou is ok after his horrifying crash at the start

Behind them a huge collision occurred between Alfa Romeo driver Guanyu Zhou, AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly and Russell causing a red flag. Gasly got sandwiched by Zhou and Russell and the Alfa Romeo driver got hit on the rear right tyre by the Mercedes of Russell and got flipped upside down and slid into the gravel pit. When he hit the gravel pit the car tumbled over the tyre barrier and crashed hard into the track fence at turn 1.

Behind them Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel collided in the back of the Williams of Alex Albon. The hard hit caused Albon to crash into the wall on the right of the start grid and then spun round to collide with Esteban Ocon in the Alpine and Yuki Tsunoda in the AlphaTauri, who both had a damaged front wing and suspension.

No footage of Zhou was shown as an ambulance was used to get Zhou to the medical centre. It took a long time before any news got out about the condition of the Chinese driver. After 40 minutes the news got out Zhou was ok and was unharmed.

It took almost one hour before the race was restarted from the start grid. Ocon's and Tsunoda's car were fixed by their mechanics during the break. The second start position were the same in the positions they had qualified in.when the red flag was weaved. Verstappen's car now was fitted with medium tyres.

2022 British F1 Grand Prix Results

Second start of the 2022 British F1 Grand Prix (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The second start was a lot better for both Ferraris. Sainz just was able to keep the lead when he was side by side with Verstappen in turn 1. Sergio Pérez had a great start in the Red Bull and even was 3rd coming onto turn 2. In turn 3 Pérez and Leclerc collided and both damaged their front wing. At the end of the 5th lap Pérez entered the pits for a new front wing and fell back to P17. Leclerc didn't pit and never replaced his front wing.

After ten laps the top 10 order was 1. Sainz, 2. Verstappen, 3. Leclerc, 4. Hamilton, 5. Norris, 6. Alonso, 7. Gasly, 8. Tsunoda, 9. Ocon and 10. Latifi. In that lap Sainz made an error in turn 13 (Chapel) and went wide and had was passed by Verstappen easily now. The next lap Tsunoda and Gasly spun out of the top 10 at turn 3 and now were 13th and 15th.

The next lap (12) Verstappen had a technical problem and got passed back by Sainz again on Hanger straight. At first he thought it was a puncture and pitted for new set of tyres. He came back on P6 after his pitstop. The new tyres didn't help.

Sainz was still in front, but Hamilton who now was 3rd was charging to get his 104th race win. In lap 18 he was only 3.5 sec. behind Leclerc, who was 0.5s behind his teammate Sainz. Hamilton was driving the fastest lap now and closing the gap.

2022 British F1 Grand Prix Results

Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari leads Max Verstappen in the Red Bull

Race leader Sainz pitted at the end of lap 20 that took 2.5 sec. He came back on the track on P3 in front of Norris. At the same time Valtteri Bottas retired his Alfa Romeo in the pits.

Verstappen pitted again in lap 24 for a set of hard tyres. The Dutchman returned to the track as 7th, but he got overtaken straight away by Vettel, because the Red Bull driver still had 'cold' tyres.

Hamilton was putting Leclerc under pressure in his home race and half way the race the gap between them was only 1.2s. When Leclerc pitted and came back behind his teammate on third place. Verstappen was complaining a lot on the radio he had no grip and didn't understand why the team fitted a set hard tyres.

In lap 28 Gasly got the black and white flag and had to drive back to the pits for damage repairs. Leclerc got the message in lap 29 that he was free to fight his teammate Sainz. Pérez now was driving on P6 already, while Verstappen was on P8.

In lap 30 Sainz got the radio message he has to pick up the pace, because otherwise he will have to swap places with Leclerc. In lap 31 Leclerc and Sainz swapped places. Leclerc now was fighting for the win with Hamilton and set the fastest lap of the race in lap 32 with a 1:31.837 min.

2022 British F1 Grand Prix Results

Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes overtakes Charles Leclerc's Ferrari during the 2022 British F1 Grand Prix

In lap 34 Hamilton pitted and got a fresh set of hard tyres, but had a slow stop of 4.3 sec. He came back on the circuit 5 seconds behind Sainz on P3 and  1.5 sec. in front of him was Leclerc who set the fastest lap again to 1:31.774 min. After a few laps Hamilton's tyres got up to temperature and drove the fastest lap of the race.

In lap 39 Ocon had a technical problem and stopped the Alpine on the old start grid and caused a safety car period, because the Alpine could not be recovered very easily. Verstappen, Pérez, Sainz, Alonso and Hamilton pitted for a new set of soft tyres. This was a great opportunity for Perez because his was able to close the 20 seconds gap towards Hamilton now and might even go for the win.

In lap 43 the race was restarted and Perez overtook Hamilton as soon as he could. Sainz who also was on softs now overtook Leclerc who was still on hard tyres. At the same time. Pérez now also had a good chance to win this race and tried to get closer to Sainz. Behind Hamilton were Alonso and Norris looking at what would happen in front of them to maybe get lucky and end up on the podium, should some drivers collide.

Wallpaper Photos 2022 British F1 Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz scores his maiden F1 win!

Sainz picked up the pace in the Ferrari and even pulled out a gap of 4 seconds in front, while behind 4 drivers were battling to get on the podium.

In lap 48 Pérez was getting closer to Sainz, who still was leading the race. The Mexican didn't have any threat from behind anymore, because Leclerc, Hamilton, Alonso and Norris were still close and Hamilton now had passed Leclerc for P3.

Sainz was able to keep the lead and win his first ever Formula 1 race ever!

Classification 2022 British GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
155Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari02:17:50.31152
1
25
211Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull02:17:54.09052
4
18
344United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes02:17:56.53652
5
16
416Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari02:17:58.85752
3
12
514Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine02:17:59.88252
7
10
64United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren02:18:02.25452
6
8
71Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull02:18:09.08852
2
6
847Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas02:18:09.30652
19
4
95Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston Martin02:18:12.66652
18
2
1020Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas02:18:14.90152
17
1
1118Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin02:18:16.45852
20
0
126Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams02:18:22.82252
10
0
133Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren02:18:23.12852
14
0
1422Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri02:18:31.22152
13
0
DNF31France Esteban Ocon
France AlpineTechnical37
15
0
DNF10France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauriCollision damage26
11
0
DNF77Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa RomeoTechnical20
12
0
DNF63United Kingdom George Russell
Germany MercedesCollision0
8
0
DNF24China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa RomeoCollision0
9
0
DNF23Thailand Alexander Albon
United Kingdom WilliamsCollision0
16
0

Fastest lap: 1:30.510 min by Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes (no.44) on lap 51

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37 F1 Fan comments on “2022 British F1 Grand Prix Results

  1. Shroppyfly

    You want racing, you got racing best race of the yr by a country mile,who says you still can't follow close....and they wanna scrap SS?.. MAX unlucky but that's racing Charles unlucky but that's racing, Perez is a monster well done Msj Finally..., had to chuckle watching Curly chastising Charlie stamp your feet Leclerc after the race and good to see the Dames acting career isn't necessary anymore, if Max hadn't had his puncture it would have been a very different result... move on ...
    Oh did I say BEST race of the year, a stone classic...!

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  2. Jere Jyrälä

    Overall, an exciting race, especially the last ten laps.
    I'm happy Sainz finally got his maiden win, but Ferrari blew up Leclerc's win chance in an issue-full race for Max.
    I'm also happy for Mick finally getting his maiden points-finish.

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  3. Nobodysperfect

    It was certainly a fantastic race! One of the most spectacular crashes at the first start ever seen. Great restart and a pity for Verstappen that had a huge performance blow, but otherwise he probably would have won this race easily. The build up to the last part was epic. Hamilton even got the chance to win in that dreadful Mercedes! But I really hoped Sainz would win his maiden GP at last.

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  4. Jax

    Entertaining race. Quite the spectacle and debacle. Got that out of the way so let's get down brass tacks.
    Sainz on pole....ok. Who knows what would have happened had Leclerc not screwed up Lucky Champ's last last hot lap. But Sainz got pole, good for him.
    Today? He didn't deserve the win.
    First off, Max took him right of the line. But Max was on slicker tires you say. Ok fine. Big crash....restart.
    After which he was leading, and Max pressured his ass right into a mistake. No surprises here and it was funny. Max in charge....until the Karma Gremlins screwed him. Lol. So Sainz back at front.
    After both Ferraris pit, Sainz couldn't keep up the necessary pace and Leclerc asked for a pass. Ferrari said no. Until of course the morons fiinally realized LH was bearing down on them like a Hawk on a mission for prey. Then they forced Sainz to give way 😄. Ok so now Leclerc in charge.
    Now what did Ferrari do with the safety car pit stop? Screw Leclerc AGAIN! By pitting Sainz for soft tyres who has less points, less skill and was not in a more advantageous position. Ain't this some dumb shit. 🙄They make Bono look like a genius. And they may just hand the title to RacistBu....I mean RedBull 😇 on a silver platter.
    Maybe Ferrari screwed over their driver more likely to win the title, so the #2 can get a win and boost his confidence. Smh.
    I like Leclerc, and I feel for him, but he is too nice with these jokers at Ferrari.

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  5. f1award

    Just how clueless are Ferrari, Binotta in particualar. Not one but two obvious mistakes, Leclerc for Mercedes when the GOAT leaves.

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  6. shroppyfly

    Never really understood Broke his Duck ? till i googled it, Ferrari aren't going to let Charlie go, even when the Dame emigrates to America in Dec, hes under contract till 26

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Don't understand whether it's Curly or the strategist, but something has got to give. The red team keeps making these lousy decisions.

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  7. Jax

    How about the elephant in the room? And this elephant is called Boy George, or foolishly, "King George" by our resident OCD imbecile Fly Bait.
    What a cluster [email protected]&k of an error by "Mr. Consistent". LH teammates seem to have a knack for egregious accidents. Rosy in 2016, Bottas last year, now GR. Lol. I keep warning these top team drivers don't start on hard tyres unless outside the top ten. Had he been on mediums he'd likely have gotten a better launch, been further ahead and wouldn't have clipped the front wheel of Gasly then careened into poor Zhou flipping him like a pancake. Smh.
    That boy may have had more than one Halos protecting him! 👼

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    • Jax

      And as usual you can't help yourself so you inevitably prove why I call you an imbecile. Lol
      Go look at the footage from all angles you biased special moron. GR drifted left into Gasly(who accelerated better off the line with his mediums) to try n close the space!
      Just do yourself a favor and don't retort. Smh

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  8. shroppyfly

    So perfectly reasonable to assume KG would close the door, did gasly back out of It? The same way The Dame didn't back out last yr but heh guess your right and the pundits are wrong .AGAIN people reading this can make up there own mind whose right and wrong "slicker tyres"... do us a favour.stick to Toy cars in future

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  9. Blofly

    It must have been tough for you Hami haters Dame Jacqueline included having to sit through such an exciting Grand Prix. Think how much more boring it could have been if you had got your way and he had retired. How many fastest laps did he set in his crap car?

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  10. Shroppyfly

    Palmer,Palmer it rings a bell but nope nothing memorable, JP was binned by Renault cos he was basically Crap...

    So does he go off to Sky ?, ok it's sky but the ex driver's are at least good quality if the commentary isn't
    No he gets a job as co commentators Job on BBC radio wowww top draw that, he has the charisma of a dullard, infact my farts have better charisma .so I'm not really going to take his lol expert opinion on anything Palmer lolololol.

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    • Jax

      Yes I expect no better from an ignorant parasite such as yourself. To ignore proper analysis if it doesn't suit your preferred narrative.
      Everyone else ask themselves this. If Zhou's car had caught fire while he was trapped, what do you think would've been the likely outcome, who's conscience would bite them and deserves more blame...Gasly or Russell?
      Side mirrors are on F1 cars for a reason!

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  11. Pat C.

    This is for Shroppyfly…. You criticize everybody in F1, all the time. You probably have zero credentials yourself. Beside being a “grandstand manager”, as we call them “couch experts”.

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    • shroppyfly

      Evidence based and when criticism is warranted its given sure why not.., but its everyone ah right OK ill give you chance give me 5 people f1 i criticize all the time ?,and don't include the Dame, his Dad or the Dames make up artist (otherwise known as Angie)

      How dyo know what credentials I have?, We, We, whose this We your referring too?, the only wee, i know about, is extracting it out of silly people

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  12. shroppyfly

    you have to laugh anyone whose followed the crap from Jerkwad over the last 18mths i trust will be saying pot -kettle-black, oops can i say black....

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