The five factors behind Sainz winning a British GP he’d twice lost
Formula 1 has a newest race winner, in a grand prix the victor appeared to have lost twice, only to charge back to headline a sensational and dramatic British Grand Prix. From a massive start crash to a late sprint finish, here’s how five factors saw Carlos Sainz take his maiden grand prix win
For the first time, he was on pole. His big chance awaited, but it all went wrong when the Silverstone lights went out. He bogged down and the dominant points leader surged ahead.
But Carlos Sainz had a second chance and seized it. Amazingly, this doesn’t just apply to the 2022 British Grand Prix, where Sainz claimed a maiden Formula 1 triumph in his 150th start. It also happened 12 years earlier in the Formula BMW Europe round supporting the 2010 British GP when, as a 15-year-old, he scored his breakthrough win in that series.
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