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International media | 'British GP was classic of modern racing'

International media | 'British GP was classic of modern racing'

4 July - 07:18


Formula 1 had an eventful British Grand Prix. After the heavy crash of Guanyu Zhou on the opening lap, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton, among others, showed what they are capable of. A day later, however, the international media is dominated by Sainz, who took his first career Formula 1 victory.

La Gazzetta dello Sport - Italy

Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport is particularly surprised that Ferrari set its sights on Sainz, as Leclerc was able to catch up with Verstappen: "The prancing horse took victory in the British GP, but the final decision not to call Leclerc back to the pits with the safety car held firm. On hard tyres he was unable to defend the lead and take advantage of Verstappen's seventh place finish."

Marca - Spain

"Sainz was the man who prevailed in the British race at Silverstone on Sunday, taking his first-ever GP victory to his name. Saturday was already a historic day for Sainz when he claimed the pole in qualifying, but on Sunday he went one step further."

L'Equipe - France

"Everything was in place to make this Grand Prix the race Ferrari needed to get back into the championship. Fear, excitement, crashes and gigantic battles," writes L'Équipe, who say that the Italian racing stable did not take full advantage of the opportunities. "For a long time, victory seemed promised to Leclerc."

The Guardian - England

For The Guardian, the race was mostly enjoyable: "A first win in Formula 1 is unforgettable and Sainz will no doubt relive his victory in a thrilling and dramatic British Grand Prix long after his death. Yet this was a race that will also live long for all who witnessed what will be classified as a classic of modern racing."

Corriere della Sera - Italy

Corriere della Sera addressed another moment in the race: the accident of Zhou. "The halo over the heads of Formula One drivers was initially criticised for its aesthetics and uncomfortable nature, but now at least three drivers already know they owe their lives to it. In other words, the halo has done its job," says the medium.

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