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FACTS AND STATS: Sainz seals maiden F1 pole position at Silverstone | Formula 1®

A moist qualifying session on the British Grand Prix delivered an exhilarating spectacle, because the drivers braved the situations to settle their beginning positions for tomorrow’s race

In a session that produced no pink flags, with the drivers conserving out of the gravel and the limitations, Carlos Sainz sealed pole place, seeing off the competitors of Max Verstappen and crew mate Charles Leclerc.

They will begin forward of the British trio of Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell, who all certified in fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively. Here are a few of the finest information and stats from qualifying at a soaked Silverstone circuit.

  • Sainz took his first pole forward of his a hundred and fiftieth race begin (151st look), the second longest profession earlier than taking a primary pole place (Perez, Jeddah 2022, 215th race)

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  • Sainz turned the second Spaniard to take pole in Formula 1, after Fernando Alonso, who has taken 22 pole positions.

  • He can be the primary Ferrari driver to take pole place at Silverstone since Alonso in 2012.

  • Sainz’s pole place meant that this was the primary time in 11 races that Mercedes weren’t the quickest crew in Q3 at Silverstone.

  • He additionally turned the 104th driver to take pole in a World Championship race, and the sixth new driver within the final 4 seasons, after Leclerc, Verstappen, Norris, Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez.

  • Verstappen was crushed in a moist qualifying session for the primary time this season by solely 0.072s, making this the fifth time within the final six seasons that Q3 was determined by lower than 0.075s at Silverstone.

  • Leclerc certified exterior of the top-two for the primary time this season when he has made it into Q3.

  • Perez qualifying in fourth signifies that that is the seventh time in 10 races that the entrance two rows have been locked out by Ferrari and Red Bull.

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  • This can be Perez’s first top-five begin at Silverstone on his eleventh go to to the observe.

  • Hamilton begins in fifth tomorrow, and the final time he began exterior of the entrance row at Silverstone was in 2014, when he began from the third row and received the race.

  • Norris maintained his file of reaching Q3 each time he has raced at Silverstone.

  • Fernando Alonso certified in seventh, which is his identical beginning (and ending place) from final 12 months’s race.

  • Russell – who certified in eighth – was solely 0.077s behind Norris in sixth.

  • Zhou Guanyu made it into Q3 for the second race in a row, and out-qualified his crew mate, Valtteri Bottas, for the third straight race.

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  • Nicholas Latifi made his first ever Q3 look this weekend (he did begin tenth on the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix however that was attributable to grid penalties for different drivers).

  • Pierre Gasly begins in eleventh for the third time in his final 4 appearances at Silverstone.

  • Bottas qualifying in twelfth means that is his lowest qualifying place at Silverstone since he certified 14th in 2014, in one other moist qualifying session.

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