The five factors that won Sainz a British GP he’d twice lost
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The five factors that won Sainz a British GP he’d twice lost

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Formula 1 has a newest race winner, in a grand prix the victor appeared to have lost twice, only to charge back to headline a sensational and dramatic British Grand Prix. From a massive start crash to a late sprint finish, here’s how five factors saw Carlos Sainz take his maiden grand prix win

For the first time, he was on pole. His big chance awaited, but it all went wrong when the lights went out. He bogged down and the dominant points leader surged ahead.

But Carlos Sainz had a second chance and seized it. Amazingly, however, that was not the 2022 British Grand Prix, where Sainz claimed a maiden Formula 1 triumph in his 150th championship start. That was 12 years earlier in the second race of the 2010 Formula BMW Europe round supporting that season's Silverstone race – Sainz on the day scoring his third win in car racing (although first from pole).

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