(Motorsport-Total.com) – What a drama in Silverstone to qualify for the rain! Carlos Sainz grabbed the top spot for the British Grand Prix and exclaimed to himself: “I didn’t expect that!” No wonder, because in the first division of his last round he was still 0.643 seconds behind Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
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Carlos Sainz is in a good position for the first time in the 150th Grand Prix of his career
Verstappen finished second, ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and local hero Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
Lando Norris (McLaren) was sixth, followed by Fernando Alonso (Alpine), George Russell (Mercedes), Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) and Nicholas Latifi (Williams).
Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) and Mick Schumacher (Haas) were eliminated in Q1. They were both faster than their respective teammates.
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Latifi in Question 3: What?
Q2 started with light rain. Then the rain became heavier. Everyone who had not had a good lap time at the time now had a problem because the condition of the song did not allow for further improvement.
Latifi was tenth at the time, 0.429 seconds ahead of Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri). It stayed that way until the end of the episode. For the Canadian, it was the first Q3 entry of his career after P12 at Spa 2021. Even team boss Jost Capito reported on pit hole: “Nicky, you’ve done well, you’re in Q3! Good job!”
Some failed in Q2, but no big stars at all. Gasly was eleven, followed by Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), Yuki Tsotaka (AlphaTauri), Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren, two and a half seconds slower than Norris) and Esteban Ocon (Alpine, three seconds slower than Alonso).
Vettel and Schumacher are both out of Q1: Why?
Vettel finished 18th, Schumacher 19th. Lance Stroll was the slowest of the two. Behind the Q2 (Latifi) storage area: 0.668 seconds for Vettel, 0.710 seconds for Schumacher. Vettel couldn’t believe it when the pit radio announced his retirement: “Not anymore!”
This time, there was no mistake in the team responsible for the early departure: “I don’t think we had a problem like Canada. But obviously it’s very sad that we left so early again. I’m very disappointed.”
“Today we were very slow. It’s a shame because we were a little optimistic before the weekend in terms of the new episode. I also think we have made progress. But it has not been shown yet.”
Schumacher had a “problem with the car”, more precisely the steering wheel was pulled to the left, as the Haas driver explains: “The weather has to match our car. They really have it too. But because we had this problem, we had it very low and a great ruler in the other corners. A small mistake that had a profound effect in this case. “
With Vettel, Schumacher and Stroll, Alexander Albon (16), who lost the Williams team’s fight against Latifi this time by 0.080 seconds, though he was the only one with the latest update, and Kevin Magnussen (0.549 seconds faster than Schumacher) also retired in Q1)
Where can you watch the Silverstone race directly?
As usual, Sky broadcasts live in Germany. The start is 4:00 am German time. Early reporting starts at 2:30 p.m. (AD: Get the Sky now and enjoy both races directly and without commercial breaks!) In addition, Silverstone is one of four races in the Formula 1 season of 2022, which will also be announced by the free RTL TV presenter.