Carlos Sainz converted his first ever pole position in Formula 1 into his maiden Grand Prix victory at Silverstone in a dramatic race, beating out the Red Bull of Sergio Perez and home hero Lewis Hamilton.

In a 2022 British GP which was full of drama, the Spaniard managed to pass Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc for the victory following a late Safety Car, with Perez rallying form slipping down the order following damage after the race restart after Zhou Guanyu’s crash to come home in second.

Meanwhile championship leader Max Verstappen‘s gap at the top of the Driver Standings has been cut after the Dutchman finished seventh at Silverstone, his car slowed down after suffering damage to the rear end and a puncture which took him out of contention.

F1 2022 Drivers’ Standings after British GP

1Max VerstappenRed Bull181
2Sergio PerezRed Bull147
3Charles LeclercFerrari138
4Carlos SainzFerrari127
5George RussellMercedes111
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes93
7Lando NorrisMcLaren58
8Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo46
9Esteban OconAlpine39
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine28
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri16
12Kevin MagnussenHaas16
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin15
14Daniel RicciardoMcLaren15
15Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
16Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo5
17Mick SchumacherHaas4
18Alexander AlbonWillilams3
19Lance StrollAston Martin3
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
21Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

F1 2022 Constructors’ Standings after British GP

Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Red Bull comfortably ahead of Ferrari despite the victory for Sainz and Verstappen‘s disappointing outing, with Mercedes in third.

1Red Bull328
6Alfa Romeo51
9Aston Martin18