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F1 LIVE | 2022 British Grand Prix at Silverstone: Sainz starts from pole

F1 LIVE | 2022 British Grand Prix at Silverstone: Sainz starts from pole

3 July - 14:00
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The British Grand Prix will take place on Sunday afternoon with the race starting at 15:00 UK time. Carlos Sainz will try to win it from pole position, while Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc follow behind.

LIVE | British Grand Prix at Silverstone

 

On a rainy afternoon on Saturday, the Formula One drivers had to try and secure the best possible grid position in qualifying. However, they had to deal with tricky conditions that kept things exciting until the final stages.

Sainz trumped Verstappen and Leclerc to take P1. Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton also managed to finish in the top five, although both were less happy with their performance. Both men, however, keep the faith in a good ending to the weekend.

For Leclerc, it will be important to trump Verstappen at Silverstone. His lead in the world championship is now 49 points, so he will need to close in quickly if he is to have any chance of winning the world title. Sainz is aiming for his first win in Formula 1 and will not give up easily.

 
 
 
 
 
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The story of 2022

Pre-season testing demonstrated that Ferrari were back at the front of the Formula 1 grid. In the early races, they seemed to be on top but Red Bull are currently on a winning streak. Charles Leclerc is getting the pole positions, but it's Max Verstappen doing the business in the races on Sunday. Mercedes haven't been in the mix for race wins this season, as Hamilton and Russell struggled with porpoising. Mercedes believe they have got a grip on this now and there are strong suggestions they will be in the mix.

F1 started the season with brand new rules and regulations. So far, they have improved the racing as drivers can now follow each other closely for a number of laps. This has created a few on-track battles that last more than one corner as we've seen in previous years. It has also provided a bit of a change in the standings. Alfa Romeo, with Valtteri Bottas, have made huge gains. Williams still sit at the bottom of the standings, with Haas much closer to the midfield than years gone by. McLaren seemed to have moved backwards but still hold foruth. Alpine are battling for that position and look to be improving. In Canada, last time out, Fernando Alonso started from the front row.

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