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“F1 is unmatched on days like these,” Twitter explodes as Carlos Sainz claims maiden F1 victory in an edge of the seat thriller in Silverstone

Carlos Sainz saves the day for Ferrari at the 2022 British Grand Prix as he gets his first ever Grand Prix victory in his 150th race start in F1.

We have only witnessed a total of ten Grands Prix in the 2022 Formula 1 Championship, but fans are already forming the opinion that today’s British GP will go down as the most entertaining race of this year. With a massive collision right at the start, some intriguing battles for Championship points during the middle of the race, and a desperate attempt from Lewis Hamilton to get a podium finish at the very end–the historic Silverstone Circuit saw a slew of actions at the front, middle and the back of the grid as the racers took part in a brilliant show of their skills.

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And the most satisfying result that came out of all of it, of course, is a first-ever Grand Prix victory for Ferrari racer Carlos Sainz who took pole yesterday and converted it to a mind-blowing race win today. As the lights went off to mark the start of the Silverstone GP for the first time, he was quickly and tactfully overtaken by Max Verstappen, but then they had to restart the race as the collision between George Russell and Guanyu Zhou brought in a red flag. And after getting a second chance at leading the race, Carlos Sainz waved off all sorts of attacks from Verstappen and soared to extend his gap with the rest of the grid.

What followed was a flurry of motion, and Carlos Sainz had a fierce battle with his own teammate as Ferrari allowed their two drivers to decide who would take the lead at Silverstone. And finally, at the end of the 52 laps, Sainz gave a victorious cheer in the team radio as he converted his 150th race start in F1 into his first-ever Grand Prix victory.

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Carlos Sainz’s first-ever Grand Prix victory sends F1 fans into a frenzy as they react to his win on Twitter

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Overwhelmed fans simply exploded Twitter with their praises of the Spaniard as they took to their social media handles to discuss what went down at Silverstone today. Here are some of the reactions to today’s race that are worth mentioning!

With this, Ferrari gathers quite a few points to narrow the gap between them and their rival team Red Bull. As of now, the gap between the two Championship contenders stands at 63 points.

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at FirstSportz. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport. She is a proud McLaren fan who eagerly awaits the paddock's visit to Spa Francorchamps and hopes to attend the Monaco GP one day. A student of medicine, whenever she's not fawning over Daniel Ricciardo or rooting for Max Verstappen to become the next World Champion, Riddhi's either busy reading thrillers, debating, or playing with her six feline friends.