Sparks fly as Alfa Romeo of Zhou Guanyu slides upside down at the 2022 British Grand Prix

2022 British Grand Prix

The thrilling 2022 British Grand Prix began with a horrifying crash for Zhou Guanyu then unfolded into a sensational series of battles that saw Carlos Sainz claim his maiden win at Silverstone

Sometimes a grand prix throws up such a shocking moment it’s going to overshadow everything, but it’s a testament to the quality of the race that followed that this year’s British Grand Prix will go down as a thriller despite Zhou Guanyu’s horror crash.

As Max Verstappen swept past polesitter Carlos Sainz to lead and Lewis Hamilton slotted into third place, in the background a car disappeared into the run-off area at Abbey at high speed, upside down.

With multiple cars limping with damage, the race was immediately red flagged, and it soon became clear that Zhou was involved. Cameras picked up George Russell – out of the race with damage – running across the gravel towards the crash site, where it later became clear he would climb on top of the tyre barrier.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Silverstone

Country

Britain

Location

Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.666 (Miles)

Record

Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB16-Honda), 1m27.097, 151.528 mph, F1, 2020

First Race

1948 RAC Grand Prix

3,420

Championships

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19,453

Results

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25,316

Drivers

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14,566

Teams

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922

Circuits

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