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‘It’s about time’ – Sainz reveals his relief after ending 150-race wait for victory at Silverstone | Formula 1®

Carlos Sainz has lastly completed it – the Ferrari driver received his first Grand Prix with a late-race sprint for the lead at Silverstone, ending a 150-race wait. And the Spaniard says he by no means stopped believing.

Sainz took his maiden pole place on Saturday however misplaced the lead on Lap 1 of the British Grand Prix, retaining it when the sector was reset after a brace of crashes going into Turn 1. Sainz led the race restart however misplaced out to Max Verstappen, solely briefly because the championship chief slowed with injury. With of venture for brand new tyres for the ultimate Safety Car restart, Sainz snatched victory in entrance of a capability crowd.

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“I think a first win is always a bit of a relief, I’m not going to lie,” he mentioned. “The identical means the pole place didn’t really feel prefer it yesterday, immediately the win does really feel like a little bit of a reduction. There you may have it, you may have a win in Formula 1 and for positive I’m going to maintain preventing for extra.

“I’m going to maintain enhancing with this automobile and try to make it occur. Honestly I by no means stopped believing that this win was going to come back.

“Even if this year has been tough for me, and it hasn’t been the easiest, I knew in Monaco I could’ve won, I knew in Canada it was super close and it was just about time that something happens in a race that you can win… so keep believing; if there’s something this sport has taught me, keep believing. This is a great example that still happens.”

2022 British Grand Prix: Carlos Sainz takes maiden Formula 1 race victory at Silverstone

Sainz additionally defended Ferrari’s use of workforce orders, having been requested to surrender the result in his sooner workforce mate, Charles Leclerc (who completed P4), halfway by way of the race.

“I gave myself the most effective likelihood to remain forward, by pushing as a lot as I might, however to some extent that I used to be destroying a lot my entrance tyre that it made complete sense for Charles to undergo, and I let him by as quickly because the workforce advised me to take action.

“I’ve always been a team player, I will always be a team player and especially in Ferrari, I know the team is in front of me and my personal interests. I had the same philosophy when I overtook Charles, when I overtook him back. Today is a good example that we managed the race; we had two cars, first and second, before the Safety Car restart.”

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2022 British Grand Prix: Sainz swoops previous Leclerc to take race lead at Safety Car restart

So, it’s taken 150 races for Sainz to ship his first win – what number of till his second?

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“Hopefully subsequent week [in Austria]. It’s very particular, however it’s particular to do it in Silverstone, to do it in entrance of this crowd that we had immediately. I heard I had a cheer from them. When you may have Lewis, an English man, on the shape that he was immediately, having certainly one of his particular days placing on an excellent drive like he was doing and nonetheless you may have the entire crowd being joyful for me and so many fellow drivers… coming to congratulate me and feeling joyful for me.

“And actually the whole paddock, I feel the whole paddock feels proud and happy for me and this is a special feeling and I cannot explain it… and I thank you, everyone, for that.”

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