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New Hamilton record, Sainz 'firsts' and Red Bull's end of streak

New Hamilton record, Sainz 'firsts' and Red Bull's end of streak

4 July - 21:19 Last update: 21:44
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Carlos Sainz won his first race in Formula 1 and also took his first pole position this weekend. The race at Silverstone was a great spectacle, with Lewis Hamilton setting a new record. Charles Leclerc, on the other hand, faces a difficult task after his P4 finish. These are the records and statistics after the British GP.

While Sainz stood on the top step of the podium for the first time in his F1 career, it was his team's 241st GP victory. Ferrari is the most successful team in Formula 1 history and stands head and shoulders above the rest.

New Record for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton had a truly competitive W13 at his disposal for the first time this year, without porpoising and with good race pace. The Briton therefore took the lead for the first time this year. With these laps in the lead the Mercedes driver breaks the record of most seasons in a row with at least one lap in the lead. Last week Hamilton led 15 laps and was on a par with Michael Schumacher who led the race at least once every year from 1992 to 2006.

Leclerc five times off the podium

Leclerc was unable to finish on the podium in the Silverstone race due to damage to his front wing and a late safety car. The Ferrari driver missed out on the podium five times in a row now. He did, however, finish ahead of rival Max Verstappen this weekend. Leclerc has a tough task ahead if he wants to compete for the championship. Only once before has there been a world champion who didn't finish on the podium five times in a row, but still took the title; that was Jenson Button in 2009. A small consolation for Leclerc is that in 2009 there were only seventeen races, so now there is more time to catch up.

Red Bull's winning streak is over

Finally, Red Bull Racing's winning streak was broken at Silverstone. The team's six-race winning streak has come to an end. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez claimed victory every time from the Emilia Romagna race to the Canada race. Red Bull therefore remains three races away from its personal record of nine wins. McLaren holds the record with eleven races in 1988.

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