The qualifying for the Great Britain GP turned into a rain dance on the asphalt. Carlos Sainz was at his best and celebrated his career pole. We have the pictures of the slide at Silverstone.
Once again it was a typical British summer day. While the sky was still overcast during the final practice session on Saturday morning, he opened his floodgates just in time for Formula 1 qualifying and flooded the track right from the start of the first section. It should stay that way until the end – with sometimes more and sometimes less rain.
First pole for Sainz
So a sensitive foot on the gas pedal and a sure instinct on the steering wheel were required to secure pole position for the British Grand Prix. In the end, Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari mastered it best. The highlight: It is his first pole position in his career in his 150th race in the premier class.
In addition to Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell, his teammate Charles Leclerc and competitor Max Verstappen were among the first to congratulate him. Of course, the two World Cup rivals would have liked to be at the top themselves, but had to admit defeat to the Spaniard. Verstappen got in the way of a yellow flag, which was triggered by Leclerc of all people.
Latifi in the Williams surprise
In addition to the story of Sainz, the qualifying of the tenth race of the season also wrote other highlights. Nicholas Latifi made it into Q3 in the Williams and ended up tenth. Ironically, with the car that had not installed any updates. Teammate Alex Albon failed with the new specification in Q1.
The same fate befell Team Germany. Both Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher were lost in the rain. Schumacher had shone in the rainy qualifying session in Canada.
In our picture gallery we show you the best pictures from qualifying on Saturday.