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1st-3rd July - Race Report by Aramco

Great Britain

Silverstone
2022 season
British GP
SebastianVettel
09th
RACE POSITION
13th
DRIVER STANDING
Sebastian's profile
LanceStroll
11th
RACE POSITION
19th
DRIVER STANDING
Lance's profile

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.

2022 season
British Grand Prix circuit figures
3
Number of pitstops
16.5
Longest stint [laps]
110.5
Total laps in Britain
651
Total KM in Britain
SebastianVettel
09th
Final position
18th
Starting position
+9
Positions
2
Points
LanceStroll
11th
Final position
20th
Starting position
+9
Positions
0
Points
British GP
Fastest lapM:S.MS
1.32.471
Sebastian
1.32.379
Lance
Max speedKM/H
317.2
Sebastian
329.9
Lance
Practice laps
50
Sebastian
48
Lance
Qualifying laps
9
Sebastian
10
Lance
Race laps
52
Sebastian
52
Lance
Total laps
111
Sebastian
110
Lance
It is nice to score points on my birthday, and in the team's home race.
Sebastian Vettel
British GP

Sebastian Vettel

"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."

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel
Based on the race today I see potential for the races to come.
Lance Stroll
British GP

Lance Stroll

"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."

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll
The most important thing today is that Zhou is alright after the accident.
Mike Krack
Team Principal
British GP

Mike Krack

"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."

Mike Krack
Mike Krack

Your guide to Silverstone

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Insight and Speed

01

Tyres

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.

02

Overtaking

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.

03

Safety Cars

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.

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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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