F1 heads to Silverstone today for the tenth race of the 2022 season with Carlos Sainz on pole position in the Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton starts back in fifth after being left “gutted” by his inability to challenge for the front row of the grid in a chaotic qualifying session marked by constant bursts of rain.
Max Verstappen, who leads the F1 world championship comfortably going into the race, will start second ahead of Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez. A Red Bull has won all but two of the nine races so far. There is plenty of British interest outside of Hamilton in the top ten with George Russell in eighth behind sixth-placed Lando Norris.
This race will be broadcast for free on Channel 4 as well as on Sky Sports with lights out at 3pm BST. Follow the British Grand Prix via Standard Sport’s live blog with all the latest news and updates, including expert analysis from Matt Majendie at the track…
Lap 5/52: Right, over an hour after we started this race, we have a proper race on our hands.
Hamilton is having a big go at Norris for fifth as Perez in fourth dives into the pits. Further up, Ferrari confirm Leclerc has some damage.
Stewards confirm no investigation for the opening-lap scuffles.
What a thrilling first lap that was!
Perez has damage to his front-wing but holds fourth with Norris behind and Hamilton dropping to sixth – he had gone third in the first first lap.
Verstappen is over a second off Sainz after Leclerc’s daring move off the Hangar straight, something goes Ferrari’s way for once!
Sainz much better on Verstappen and holds the lead!
Perez and Leclerc make contact heading into the Hangar straight but nothing serious….
And Leclerc has a go on Verstappen – almost taking second!
Just Stop Oil claim responsibility for protest
Back to the track!
Right then, let’s go racing.
This image of Zhou Guanyu’s crash… Wow.
Note: We only share these images because Zhou, as has been confirmed, is okay.
Matt Majendie at Silverstone
Williams have said that Alex Albon has been flown by helicopter to Coventry Hospital for precautionary checks. They’ve said they’ll provide updates once he’s assessed.
Russell already up on Sky Sports, unhappy about losing his place in the race having jumped out of the car to help with Zhou.
He says his low grip off the start on the Hards led to him being “swamped” by other cars before being tapped into Zhou.
Restart at 3.56pm
Confirmation that Russell cannot restart having received “mechanical assistance” to get his Mercedes going after slamming into the side of Zhou’s car, having been tagged from behind.