Motorsport: Motor racing-Sainz takes his first F1 win in Silverstone thriller


SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz claimed his first Formula One victory on Sunday in an exciting British Grand Prix halted by a first lap crash and with the added mayhem of a observe invasion by protesters.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez completed runner-up, 3.779 seconds behind, with seven occasions world champion Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes in his house race and taking quickest lap for a bonus level.

Championship chief Max Verstappen completed seventh for Red Bull with a broken automotive, whereas Mick Schumacher scored his first factors in F1 with eighth for Haas.

The race was red-flagged after Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou’s Alfa Romeo flipped over the tyre barrier and have become wedged between it and the catch fence on lap one. He was later given the medical all-clear.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, enhancing by Ken Ferris)

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