(Motorsport-Total.com) – Statistically speaking, few Formula 1 drivers succeed on their lap. Others will have to wait longer for the first major breakthrough. Carlos Sainz 150 Grand Prix started crossing the finish line as the winner for the first time.
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Carlos Sainz had to wait 150 races and more than seven years
Giuseppe Farina won from his very first start. He was in the 1950 British Grand Prix. It was the first race in modern Formula 1. That being said, there was actually one driver who took the win on his very first start.
He was Giancarlo Bagetti at the 1961 French Grand Prix in Reims. Jacques Villeneuve won his fourth race in 1996. Lewis Hamilton won the seventh race, Ayrton Senna 16th and Michael Schumacher won the 18th race.
With his first win in his 150th debut, Sainz joins a formidable team that had to wait a long time for a major breakthrough. “I think the first win is always a relief,” Sainz says. “I can not lie.”
Only one driver had to wait longer. It was Sergio Pérez, who made his 190th debut with Racing-Point to win the first in Sachir 2020. At Silverstone, Perez was second on the podium and celebrated Sainz with a fitting champagne shower.
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“Victory feels like a relief,” Sainz says. “Because it’s here, I have a Formula 1 victory. Of course I want to fight for more. I want to get better with this car and try to make it work again.”
Sainz made his premier class debut in 2015. The Spaniard eventually moved to Ferrari through Toro Rosso, Renault and McLaren. He also had to wait a long time for his first podium finish. about five years. In his 101st Grand Prix, he finished third in Brazil 2019.
Carlos Sainz never lost faith
Sainz now claimed his first pole position and his first win at Silverstone. “I never had any doubts that this win would come. Although this year has been difficult for me so far. I could have won in Monaco and in Canada I was very close.”
“It was about time something happened in a race and I could win. Or a race I could win through performance – like Canada. So I kept on believing in it. If this sport taught me one thing, it was It’s what you have to believe in to keep going.”
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In his second Ferrari season, he got his first win
Says Sainz, “Things have never been easier for me in my career. But this is a great example of how it still happens.” His famous father of the same name was a two-time world rally champion, having won 26 WRC races and also won the Dakar Rally four times.
Mattia Binotto praises Sainz: “Very important to the fight for the World Championship”
Did he step out of his father’s shadow with his first Formula 1 win? Even as a Ferrari driver? “I am very happy for Carlos,” said Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto. “I am very happy that this win worked out after so many races with Ferrari.”
“He showed a very strong weekend and deserved it. He may not have been the fastest in those two days, but his strength is that he always tries to adapt to everything. He is there to be there when the opportunity comes. want.”
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Mattia Binotto needs two strong drivers to battle for the World Championship
“He did a great lap in the wet and took pole. And he took his chances in the race as well. Congratulations Carlos! I think he’s getting more and more confident. You can only get pole in the rain.” When you have peace of mind and trust in the car.”
“I’m happy to see his progress. It’s going to be very important for the World Championship because we need two good drivers. We know it’s a close fight. It’s been close to Red Bull since the start of the season.” From. It will happen in the next few races as well.”
Driver with most races without a win
With a victory in the 150th race, Sainz said goodbye to another list. That is, from the statistics of most races starts without a win. And there are some who have run more races than Sainz, but have never crossed the finish line before.
Jean-Pierre Jarier and Eddie Cheever, who competed in 132 and 134 Grands Prix respectively in their careers. Derek Warwick scored 147 and Martin Brundle made 158. Romain Grosjean started 179 races.
Two Germans Nico Hulkenberg (starting 181) and Nick Heidfeld (183) never made it to the top step of the podium. The record holder is Andrea de Cesaris, who has not won any of his 208 races. Except for Hulkenberg, all the names mentioned have received the least number of podium places.
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