Historic pole for Sainz at Silverstone

British GP

The Spanish rider will start for the first time in his career from the first position by winning a day that went through water

CR Madrid

Historic day for Carlos Sainz this Saturday, after having achieved the first pole of his Formula 1 career at Silverstone. In a classification that went through water, where precisely the driving becomes more relevant and the engines somewhat less, the Madrid native surprise by setting the fastest time on the slippery British tarmac. Sainz took first place on the starting grid when the Dutchman Max Verstappen was already with her, being the third position for his Ferrari teammate, the Monegasque Charles Leclerc.

It was not all bad for Fernando Alonso, who this Sunday will start from seventh position in a season in which his Alpine does not finish responding in the way he expected. But, without a doubt, this day will be especially remembered after Carlos Sainz replaced the Spaniard as the last Spanish driver to take pole position, a milestone that had not happened since the 2012 German Grand Prix.

After getting out of the car, Sainz declared that he was very happy and thanked the support of the fans who came to the Silverstone circuit, a former Royal Air Force racetrack. “Thanks to all the fans for being here in the rain. I had a lot of problems with the water on the track, but in the end I was able to do a good lap and pole position caught me by surprise", confessed the man from Madrid, eager to ratify an unforgettable weekend, also making his debut this Sunday with his first victory in race.

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