It was a lucky 13 for Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone, as he set a new one-track podium marker. And as a Spaniard won his first race, another set a new record for the most kilometers covered in GP. Here are those and some other fascinating numbers from the 2022 British Grand Prix…
• For a second consecutive race, a driver starting his 150th Grand Prix has won pole position (Max Verstappen did it last time in Canada)
• Sainz is Spain’s first winner after Fernando Alonso, who racked up 32 victories between 2003 and 2013.
• Sainz’s 150 races before his first win is the second longest wait in F1 history – Sergio Perez won his 190th start, in Bahrain 2020.
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• It’s Sainz’s sixth podium this season against team-mate Charles Leclerc’s four.
• Sainz gave Ferrari their 15th victory at Silverstone at the circuit where they won their first championship race in 1951 with Jose Froilan Gonzalez.
• Perez was 17th on lap 6 of this race, but came back to finish second.
• Prior to today, Perez had only one top eight finish at Silverstone in the last 10 years (he finished sixth in 2016).
• With third place, Lewis Hamilton has 13 podiums at Silverstone, a new F1 record on a single circuit. It is also his 10th consecutive podium at Silverstone.
• Hamilton led his first rounds of the season and also scored back-to-back podiums for the first time in 2022.
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• After taking 4th place, Leclerc has not finished on the podium in the last five races.
• Leclerc’s P4 means he has finished fourth or better in the last five consecutive races at Silverstone
• With P5, Fernando Alonso gave Alpine its best result of the season and also broke Kimi Raikkonen’s Grand Prix record of 92,596 km (57,536 miles).
• McLaren’s Lando Norris took sixth place for his fourth consecutive points result at Silverstone and his third top six finish of 2022.
• Max Verstappen’s P7 and Perez’s P2 ended Red Bull’s six-game winning streak (the second longest streak in team history).
• In P8, Mick Schumacher scored his first career points on his 31st career start (the sixth longest wait ever to score a point in F1).
• With P9, Sebastian Vettel celebrated his 35th birthday despite dropping out of qualifying in Q1.
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• Kevin Magnussen scored with 10th place after failing in his last three starts at Silverstone.
• 12th place is Nicholas Latifi’s best result this year and puts him bottom of the drivers’ standings, ahead of Aston Martin reserve Nico Hulkenberg.
• George Russell retired on the first lap for the first time in his F1 career.