Pole position returned to a Spanish driver after nearly 10 years in Formula 1. Before the fastest lap of Carlos Sainz This Saturday, the second, Silverstone track was won by only one other Spaniard: Fernando Alonso. Apart from the historical picture, the UK GP promises excitement with two Ferraris and Red Bull in the first two rows, and there is still a chance of rain during the race.
Even with rain affecting qualifying, there were no driver accidents on Saturday and no red flags were required. The most “exciting” moment was when Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen completed 360º on his fast lap, but without damaging his Red Bull.
Early this Sunday, 3, 11 pm, is scheduled for Brasilia time, Carlos Sainz going first. The Spaniard’s performance at Ferrari has been plagued by a number of problems, but a good opening performance this race could help his teammate Charles Leclerc recover in the Drivers’ Championship.
The UK GP is an important milestone in the championship as it is a chance for Ferrari and Leclerc to react after a damage prevention race in Canada. Monegasque started at the end and finished fifth.
Last season, the UK race was a scene of confrontation between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton as they battled for the title. In this case, Verstappen retired and the Briton was penalized with 10. Despite this, Hamilton won the race.
Ferrari move to Silverstone, 76 points behind Red Bull, after tough races in Baku and Montreal, with 12 races still left in the season after the UK. In addition to the performances of the two Ferrari drivers, the focus has also been on Mercedes’ performance with Lewis Hamilton. The seven-time champion is the most victorious in the British GP, and is aiming for his ninth win.