Both Sebastian and Lance were able to fight their way up the order in Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team's home race, with Sebastian finishing in the points while Lance just missed out.
It is nice to score points on my birthday, and in the team's home race.
"It is nice to score points on my birthday, and in the team's home race, especially when you consider where we started [in 18th]. Overall I think it was a decent race and a good recovery.
"The first start, with the red flag, was very chaotic. I had made a really good getaway and it launched me into a gap nearly alongside Alex [Albon]. Then I got squeezed and everything backed up as a reaction to the accident ahead. I braked but could not avoid making contact with Alex.
"The most important thing is that everybody involved is fine."
Based on the race today I see potential for the races to come.
"I thought we had a reasonably positive race. The cars showed much better pace than yesterday, so it is a shame I was not able to score some points.
"We are still learning and understanding the upgrades, but based on the race today I see potential for the races to come. I am glad Zhou [Guanyu] and Alex are okay after the crash at the start."
The most important thing today is that Zhou is alright after the accident.
"The most important thing today is that Zhou is alright after the accident at the start, which once again demonstrated how safe the FIA has made our sport.
"If you had told me after qualifying yesterday that we would score two points today, we would have been pleased to hear it. However, we did not manage Sebastian's and Lance's races perfectly and we need to analyse that in detail.
"Next up is Austria, a circuit whose characteristics should suit our car better than Silverstone and where we have to do a better job overall."
Your guide to Silverstone
Insight and Speed
Despite Pirelli bringing compounds two steps harder than the previous three events, the high degradation expected means that long stints on the Hard compound are likely. Recent races have often been completed using a one- or two-stop strategy.
Cars of similar pace tend to end up in DRS trains around Silverstone, with 63% of overtakes assisted by the device. High-speed corner entries and windy conditions further add to the difficulty of passing – although particular attention will be paid to whether ground-effect can improve the situation this year.
Silverstone has a high rate of Safety Car deployment, with each British GP featuring at least one since 2014. The timing of these could play a crucial role in the strategy of the race – especially with such a relatively long lap. Virtual Safety Cars are rare, however: just one has been used since its introduction in 2015.
Unlocking the Lap
Silverstone has several overtaking opportunities: drivers usually make moves up the inside into Brooklands (Turn Six) and Stowe (Turn 15). These are at the ends of the two longest straights and are some of the more common passing places. These are also where the DRS zones are located, and 69% of overtakes in the last five races have occurred here.
There are few heavy braking events, so top speed and mastering key corners such as Luffield (Turn Seven) and Becketts (Turn 14) are critical to lap time. The Loop (Turn Four) is also important to set up an overtake into Brooklands.
Village (Turn Three) and Vale (Turn 16) kick off a sequence of corners, so drivers can get creative at the entry-points to try and force cars off-line or move themselves into a better position by the exits.
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