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"A first victory in Formula 1 is unforgettable"


The international press celebrates Carlos Sainz, who has won for the first time after eight seasons and 151 races, and describes the accident of the Chinese Zhou Guanyu as a "horror somersault". The reactions at a glance.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (right) celebrates the victory of his opponent Carlos Sainz with a champagne shower


Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz has won the turbulent Formula 1 race at Silverstone.

The Spaniard beat Mexican Sergio Pérez in the Red Bull at the British Grand Prix on Sunday and celebrated the first win of his career.

Ex-world champion Lewis Hamilton was third in the Mercedes, while world championship leader Max Verstappen was only able to steer his Red Bull into seventh place after technical problems.

Guanyu Zhou survived a major accident early in the race without serious injuries.

The international press writes about this:

Great Britain:

Daily Mail:

Carlos Sainz secures first-ever F1 win in chaotic British Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton takes podium finish after Max Verstappen's car woes - race overshadowed by Zhou Guanyu's horror flip.

»The Sun«:


What a race won by Ferrari's Carlos Sainz.«

»The Telegraph«:

»This was a theatrical tapestry, ranging from Zhou Guanyu's horrific overhead crash to Lewis Hamilton's glorious double overtake (...).

(...) Somehow Carlos Sainz made his way through the tumult and secured his first victory (...).«

»The Guardian«:

»A first victory in Formula 1 is unforgettable and Carlos Sainz will no doubt remember his victory in a thrilling and dramatic British Grand Prix for a long time.«

»The Times«:

»Zhou Guanyu miraculously unharmed after horror crash at Silverstone.«



»The joy of Carlos Sainz and the frustration of Charles Leclerc: A Grand Prix with two faces for Ferrari.«


»It's one of those crashes and happy endings that Formula 1 sometimes has in store for us and that end with a lot of damage for nothing (...).

This time, the unfortunate but ultimately unharmed hero is Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou, whose British Grand Prix lasted mere seconds, in a car with all four wheels in the air.”


»La Gazzetta dello Sport«:

»Silverstone school report card: Hamilton a lion, thrills with Schumi Junior.

But the best is Leclerc.”



»Carlos Sainz, unstoppable, conquers Silverstone!«

»La Vanguardia«:

»Carlos Sainz has finally achieved the glory of victory in Formula 1.

It has taken 151 races, 8 seasons, but he took the opportunity at Silverstone to start from pole position perfectly to claim his first victory after a tough battle with teammate Charles Leclerc and numerous breakdowns (...). «


»Kronen Zeitung«:

»Horror crash by Zhou Guanyu causes horror!«



»Angry Leclerc – Sainz is the new star: house crash at Ferrari.«


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-07-04

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