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The press about the Silverstone Grand Prix

The British Grand Prix on Sunday offered perhaps the best, but definitely the most entertaining race of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Internationally, Carlos Sainz’s victory, the drama about Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen and Guanyu Zhou’s horror accident ensured much excitement. The press reviews:

England

Daily Mail: “Carlos Sainz secures his first F1 win EVER in a chaotic British Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton takes a podium finish after Max Verstappen’s car problems – the race is overshadowed by Zhou Guanyu’s horror somersault”

The Sun: “There was a big hit that looked straight out of a Hollywood production, protests from speedsters on the track and an exciting climax. Phew! What a race won by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.”

The Guardian: “The first victory in Formula 1 in unforgettable. And Carlos Sainz will no doubt remember this victory in a breathtaking Grand Prix for a long time.”

The Times: “Zhou Guanyu miraculously survives horror crash unscathed. It took an agonizingly long 40 minutes for the TV broadcast to confirm he was safe.”

France

L’Équipe: “Unlike last year, “God save the Queen” could only be heard once on Sunday: before the race. After that it was the royal march, which sounded much to the delight of Carlos Sainz. He was the first Spaniard since Fernando Alonso 2013 winning a Formula 1 race.”

Le Figaro: “First pole position on Saturday, first race win on Sunday. Carlos Sainz will have excellent memories of Silverstone 2022. The Spaniard had to wait 150 races for his first win.”

Libération: “It was one of those accidents and happy endings that the formula sometimes has in store for us. They end with great property damage and nothing else. This time, the unharmed hero Guanyu Zhou’s misfortune lasted only seconds – in a car with all four wheels in the air.”

Italy

La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Sainz’s first triumph. But Ferrari’s victory was halved. Leclerc is only fourth. Monegasse misses a great opportunity to close the gap to Max Verstappen.

Corriere della Sera: “The home of Formula 1, the place where it all began. The Grand Prix that never seemed to end will leave a long trail to follow. Terror, relief, joy, bitterness, bad luck, controversy: Everything gets mixed up in the green arena in Northamptonshire.”

La Repubblica: “Sainz’s joy, Leclerc’s anger. What happened to Leclerc is very serious. It deprived him of the opportunity to benefit from Verstappen’s problems.”

Spain

AS: “Carlos Sainz conquers Silverstone! Unbelievable. It must have been one of the most spectacular races in recent memory.”

El País: “The Ferrari driver’s victory was the perfect metaphor for his sporting career: an exercise in assertiveness and consistency, which, along with speed, are among his best qualities.”

Marca: “Carlos Sainz is beaming. It’s one thing to win an F1 race. It’s another thing to win at Silverstone: He’s now in line with Fangio, Brabham, Clark, Stewart, Fittipaldi, Lauda, ​​​​Prost, Senna, Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Hamilton.”

Netherlands

De Telegraaf: “Max Verstappen missed his third win in a row. The Red Bull driver took the lead, then he had problems with his car.”

Austria

Kronen-Zeitung: “Horror crash by Zhou Guanyu causes horror!”

Switzerland

Blick: “Angry Leclerc – Sainz is the new star: house crash at Ferrari”

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