Home Formula 1

“Congrats on your first big win” : Tennis legend Rafael Nadal congratulates Carlos Sainz on his first F1 victory

Tennis posterboy Rafael Nadal took to his Instagram story to applaud Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz on his first F1 win.

Carlos Sainz(on the left) and Rafael Nadal(on the right)

After fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz won his maiden Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, tennis legend Rafael Nadal congratulated him on his social media handle. After a late safety car incident, the pole-sitter passed teammate Charles Leclerc to win the British Grand Prix.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion sent a six-word note of congratulations to the Ferrari driver on Instagram. The legendary player of tennis is in the country for Wimbledon, where he will play today in the fourth round.

Also Read: “Let’s wait and see” : Charles Leclerc expects Ferrari to come up with strategic changes in the British GP

Rafael Nadal lauds Carlos Sainz on his phenomenal maiden F1 win at Silverstone

Rafael Nadal’s Instagram story of congratulating Carlos Sainz on his first F1 victory

The World No. 4  tennis player shared a snapshot of Sainz on Instagram after the Ferrari driver ended up winning his first Grand Prix at the prestigious Silverstone Circuit, writing: “Congrats on your first big win!!!!!!!”

His words follow Sainz’s designation of Rafael Nadal as the “best” tennis player within less than a month after the latter’s record-setting 14th French Open triumph and 22nd Grand Slam victory.

“Congratulations @RafaelNadal !! The best tennis player in history!!”, the 27-year-old driver tweeted after Nadal defeated Casper Ruud, a first-time Grand Slam finalist, to alter French Open record. The first to congratulate his compatriot Spaniard when he smashed the Grand Slam record in Melbourne earlier this year was the Silverstone champion.

Also Read: Ferrari pledges support to Lewis Hamilton amidst Nelson Piquet’s absurd rant: “We stand alongside F1, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

Also Read: Charles Leclerc needs to attack to keep championship hopes alive to “recover some points if he can” : Mattia Binotto