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Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr. wins 1st F1 race in 150th start

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Scuderia Ferrari Formula One driver Carlos Sainz Jr. has finally won a race in F1. He has been competing in the series since the 2015 season.

Sainz Jr. won the British Grand Prix on Sunday at Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, England. This was his 150th start in the series.

Ferrari Formula One driver Carlos Sainz Jr. is celebrating his first Formula One win at the British Grand Prix
Carlos Sainz Jr. is celebrating his first Formula One win at the British Grand Prix (Photo by Formula One/Twitter)

Before Sunday, his career best finish was second. He had five previous second place finishes, including two in 2022 at Monte Carlo and Montréal.

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“I don’t know what to say – it’s amazing,” Sainz Jr. said after the win. “My first race win, 150 races later, with Ferrari and in Silverstone. Thanks everyone. Lewis was on it I heard, but I managed to hold on. It was not easy, I struggled a lot with the balance on the first stint. All of a sudden the safety car gave us a chance to get back in it and we did it.”

According to F1, Sainz Jr. is just the second driver from Spain to win in the series.

Sergio Pérez finished second. Lewis Hamilton finished third.

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“Yes, it was a great comeback!,” Pérez, who fell down to 17th at one point. “We didn’t give up and we kept pushing and then the opportunity came there at the end and we just went for it. It was a great fight with Charles (Leclerc) first of all, then with Lewis. I felt like I had the position and Lewis was there. It was just an epic final lap but it was a good fight.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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