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How to build your own and become a pro

Here's what all values ​​do and why you shouldn't just use Jarno Opmeer's setups. (Author: Gardener)

OpmeerSetting up a Formula 1 car has long been the scariest and most rewarding aspect of sim racing. It's an intimidating array of menus for anyone new to Vehicle Engineering 101, but the rewards are plentiful. Not only do you get a car that's faster and finally clears that ghost you've been driving at P113.654 on the leaderboard for the last hour, you get a car that's tuned to your personal driving style and it's just as much easier to manage is control as a result. In the former, you can enter a very rough set of values ​​for a given track that could give you a speed advantage over the AI, e.g. E.g. maximum downforce in Monaco or maximum top speed in Baku. However, they're not granular enough to give you truly customized setups per circuit, and if you want to compete for online ranked podiums and high ranked positions, you need something more tailored to each circuit. You can also download setups through Steam Workshop, although you'll have to do this outside of the game - awkwardly, you can't browse them without going back to the Steam level, downloading the setups you want, and then updating your list of Steam Workshop settings in-game. Find the most downloaded and top rated setups for the track you want. Don't worry too much about the custom car the creator used, that matters much less than the requirements of the track. It's worth downloading two or three setups per track from the workshop at the same time and trying them all out. You'll find that they all require slightly different driving styles - lower downforce setups require smooth, deliberate steering and modulated brake and throttle inputs, while higher downforce setups require high corner exit speed to offset their increased drag on straights. You'll invariably find that you'll go faster with one than the other, so it's worth spending a little time with several and discovering your Goldilocks setup. You can also copy setups directly from other racers on the Time Trial leaderboards. Simply highlight the driver profile on the leaderboard and select "Set as Rival" and then compete in a time trial. Now go into the setup options once you're in the pits by clicking on "Session Info", navigate to the leaderboard again, tag your competitor again - who should now have a green tick next to their name - and click Load Setup. the dropdown menu. However, what you'll probably find is that by copying these setups, you won't magically end up going as fast as the best sim racing esports drivers in the world. (Or, wait a minute - is it me who found this?) These drivers are incredibly precise on inputs, timings and modulation, and their setups are built around that alien-animal driving style. If you can't match their inputs, you'll probably find they're not making you faster. To the right of the times on the leaderboard you'll see icons showing the assists the riders used to set their time. The top times usually feature zero assists. Ultimately, it's fastest to ride without assists, but of course that comes with an increased challenge. Only you know your riding style, your control method and your support level, so only you can adjust a setup accordingly. Maximum payload also changes your car's behavior, increasing braking distances and causing understeer from all the weight you're lugging around. In Time Trial mode, fuel and tire wear are turned off, so you can add minimal fuel and forget about it. Setting higher wing values ​​creates more downforce and therefore more aero grip when cornering. This allows you to turn quicker and reach the apex of a corner, but also introduces oversteer, where the sudden change of direction throws the car off balance and the rear pops out, and increases drag on straights, lowering your top speed. Lower wing values ​​increase top speed on a straight line, but result in less quick turn-in and therefore more understeer. In general you want as little downforce as possible since you will be spending most of your time on straights. The balance here is to keep the car predictable and driveable and not lose straight line speed or create too much understeer. Setting the front wing a little higher than the rear wing helps keep the car on the ground, and low downforce setups are usually easier for gamepad players to maintain control. Wheel players can smooth these inputs on high downforce setups to compensate for oversteer. Many of the faster F1 22 setups to date prefer relatively open values ​​as the cars are so choppy under traction this year. A higher lockup ratio would give you better acceleration if you could handle the slippery behavior out of corners. Unlocked is best for pad players with less travel on their throttle axis, Locked may be easier to control for wheel players whose pedals offer a lot more travel and therefore modulation. In all honesty, only Adrian Newey probably understands why tiny changes in angle in the wheels produce different cornering behavior, but many setups in F1 22 so far hit camber to the maximum and toe to the minimum. This would increase tire wear outside of time trial mode and may need to be changed in career mode races, but these values ​​will give you grippier cornering due to the amount of tires making contact with the track surface. Higher negative camber helps on tracks with long, high-speed corners like COTA or Jeddah. In Monaco or Montreal, most corners are so slow that it can be quicker to prioritize longitudinal traction by driving less negative camber. There are values ​​here for front and rear suspension, anti-roll and ride height. These are particularly important values ​​this year considering that the cars generate so much downforce from their floors. Softer suspension setups corner and follow furniture like apexes more flexibly, lean into corners and engulf rumble strips, but they also mean the car wobbles around more vertically. This creates variable levels of airflow under the car, and increasing the distance from the subfloor to the track surface causes more air to flow underneath, which destabilizes the car. The trick is that stiffer suspension setups do the same thing – if your springs aren't absorbing the uneven surface of a curb, you're also creating variable subfloor-to-track clearance, which negatively impacts your downforce. As with aero downforce, you're usually looking for the stiffest setup you can get away with while still cruising the track. Softer setups are usually easier to ride but lose time, so the sweet spot is in a stiff set of values ​​that won't trip you up. Yes, they slow you down, but you're going to need them for the turns and stuff. In time trials, this is easy for anyone using anti-lock braking assistant: just set it to max. Shorter braking distances, no worries about overheating or increased wear. In career mode, however, you'll need to consider these latter points even with ABS, so beat them a touchdown of max. You can change your brake bias on the fly during a lap, but these setup options also give you the ability to have different front and rear values enter brake pressure. Well, if you're constantly feeling understeer when braking through all the corners of a circuit, setting higher front brake pressure can alleviate that. Reverse this process to alleviate jerky steering under braking and shift balance backwards. While you could set them all differently if you wanted to, being consistent is almost always a better idea. PSI doesn't change a car's behavior dramatically, but softer tires may feel more grippy at lower speeds. Conversely, a high PSI value can result in lower rolling resistance and smoother behavior in really fast corners. This is often used as a compensator for another setting, e.g. B. Stiff suspension but low PSI or vice versa. Each value you change affects all others. Aero affects traction, which changes suspension behavior, which affects braking. Knowing how to balance your setup is the real trick, and it takes a lot of trial and error. However, you can learn how it's done by studying the setups used by pro racers.

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Sky F1 commentator accuses Lineker of 'encouraging reckless behaviour'

Gary Lineker has been urged by Sky F1 commentator Martin Brundle to "not encourage reckless behaviour" after the BBC pundit tweeted his support for the Silverstone circuit's climate protest (Author: Gardener)

LinekerGary Lineker today supported eco-idiots who stormed the British Grand Prix and brushed aside claims that their stunt could have 'cut into 100 pieces' and killed a driver, fan or marshal. The Match of the Day presenter, 61, who is paid £1.36million a year by the BBC, has been accused of encouraging "reckless behaviour" and disregarding the company's impartiality rules after declaring: "The story will look back very positively on these people'. He also said it was "ridiculous" to suggest that drivers continued to drive on the track while protesters blocked Silverstone's Wellington Straight. One critic, in response to Mr Lineker, said: "BBC impartiality rules obviously don't apply". Lewis Hamilton has also thrown his support behind climate activists by declaring: "Big up the protestors". Police arrested seven people after they ran through the trackside fence and onto the track following a horror accident involving Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu, prompting the race to be immediately red flagged. This ensured the cars returned to the pit lane at a reduced speed and prevented fatalities as the marshals quickly dragged the protesters off the track. Climate activist group Just Stop Oil claimed responsibility for the protest, which was widely condemned, and Lineker has now applauded the eco-fanatics' efforts. Sky F1 commentator Martin Brundle is among those who have accused Gary Lineker of irresponsibly using his platform as a BBC presenter with 8.5million Twitter followers to support their action. Mr Brundle said: "Gary, please do not encourage this inconsiderate behaviour. "They would have been cut into 100 pieces and fans, marshals and drivers would have been at full risk of injury and death. I fully support freedom of speech and expression, but do it responsibly.' But Mr Lineker hit back: "The risk of death from climate change is far greater for everyone than trying to delay a car race". And he denied there was a safety issue, tweeting another critic: "So you think they're racing with people on the track? This morning, in response to an appearance by James Skeet, a spokesman for Just Stop Oil, on Good Morning Britain, Match of the Day host Lineker tweeted: "Unless it's already too late, the story is going to be very positive on this one people look back. This sparked the reaction of Martin Brundle, a former F1 driver and now a prominent figure as a commentator on Sky Sports F1, who was quick to take issue with Lineker's 8.5million followers supporting the protesters. Just Stop Oil tweeted following their recent protest: "A group of Just Stop Oil supporters stormed the track at #BritishGP2022. We are demanding that the Government halt new oil and gas projects in the UK immediately and we will continue to pause sport, cultural events and oil until that demand is met. "How many young people have to come forward before the government listens?" Lineker is a priority when it comes to climate change. He added: “Right, I'm done with the wearisome, misinformed climate change deniers. Northamptonshire Police issued a pre-race appeal, urging would-be protesters not to risk lives protesting at the track, but that plea fell on deaf ears during the group's recent defiance at a sporting event. A string of Premier League games over a week in mid-March were all targeted by the group. A 20-year-old student who is a member of the group ran onto the pitch during the Arsenal v Liverpool game, briefly bringing the game to a standstill. Further protests took place during Wolves v Leeds and West Ham v Tottenham, raising the profile of the protesting group. Without the race being abandoned on lap one after Zhou's horrific accident, in which he luckily escaped unharmed, the demonstrators would have encountered oncoming traffic at almost 300 km/h. Event Commander Chief Inspector Tom Thompson said after the track safety breach: “I'm really disappointed that this group of people ignored our pre-race day warnings and made the incredibly dangerous decision to take to the track. “We offered to host a peaceful event at the circuit, but instead they chose to risk the lives of the drivers, marshals and volunteers. It's incredibly disappointing that anyone would make the decision to do this. "Luckily we had plans for such an event and the group was quickly removed and arrested by our officers. “Finally, I would like to thank all officers and staff, as well as our partners, who have worked tirelessly on this police operation. Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups wanting to ensure the government commits to ending the licensing and production of new fossil fuels. On its website, the group vowed to attack Britain's oil and gas infrastructure with non-violent direct action if the government did not end fossil fuel licensing and production by March 14, 2022.

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US basketball star Brittney Griner stands trial in Moscow

The arrest and jailing of Brittney Griner on drug charges has dismayed supporters who believe the WNBA star is a pawn in US-Russia relations. (Author: Gardener)

USAmerican basketball star Brittney Griner was tried in Russia on Friday, 4½ months after her arrest for possession of cannabis oil, when she returned to play for a Russian team in a case amid strained relations between Moscow and Moscow Washington played. The first session of the trial, adjourned to Thursday, featured the fullest public interaction between Griner and reporters since the Phoenix Mercury Center and two-time U. Griner, 31, were escorted into the courtroom in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, during which handcuffed, was carrying a water bottle and what appeared to be a magazine, and was wearing a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt. Police said she was carrying vape canisters of cannabis oil when she was arrested at the airport. If convicted of large-scale drug trafficking, she faces up to ten years in prison. The state news agency Tass quoted Griner in court as saying that she understood the allegations against her. At a later date,” according to Mediazona, an independent Russian news site known for its coverage of high-profile court cases. Less than 1% of defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted, and unlike in U. Two witnesses were questioned by prosecutors: an airport customs officer who spoke in open court and an unidentified witness in a closed court, according to the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. The trial was then adjourned, the agency said, when two more witnesses failed to appear. Alexander Boykov, a lawyer for Griner, said outside the court that he did not want to comment "on the details of the case and the charges against him" because it was too early. Boykov also told RIA-Novosti that she does sports and goes for walks in the detention area. Russian website Business FM said Griner, who sometimes smiled at reporters, said she wishes she could exercise more and that she struggles because she doesn't understand Russian. Alongside Mercury of the WNBA, she played in Russia for UMMC Ekaterinburg. S. Chargé d'Affaires in Moscow, was in court and said she spoke to Griner, who is "doing as well as can be expected in these difficult circumstances." "The Russian Federation wrongly arrested Brittney Griner," Rood said. The S. government is "working hard at the highest level to bring Brittney and all wrongfully detained US citizens home safely." At a closed-door preliminary hearing on Monday, Griner's detention was extended by six months to December 20. Griner was arrested less than a week before Russia invaded Ukraine, adding to already high tensions between the two countries. The US then imposed sweeping sanctions on Moscow, and Russia condemned the US for supplying arms to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday denied that politics played a role in Griner's detention and prosecution. "The fact is that the famous athlete was arrested in possession of banned drugs containing narcotics," Peskov told reporters. "Given what I said, it can't be politically motivated." Griner's supporters had held off hoping for a quiet resolution until May, when the State Department deemed them wrongly imprisoned and assigned oversight of their case to the President's Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs, who is in fact U. Griner's wife. Cherelle, has urged President Biden to secure her release, calling her a "political pawn". Every time she is reminded that her teammate, her boyfriend, is unjustly imprisoned in another country," Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard said Monday. Griner's supporters have sponsored a prisoner swap like the one in April that brought home Navy veteran Trevor Reed in exchange for a Russian pilot convicted of drug trafficking conspiracy. Russian news media have repeatedly raised speculation that Griner could be swapped out for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, nicknamed the "Dealer of Death," who is serving a 25-year sentence for conspiring to murder U. Russia has campaigned for Bout's release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner's case - which involves alleged possession of vape cartridges containing cannabis oil - and Bout's global trade in lethal weapons could make such a swap uncomfortable for the US. Others have suggested she could be traded alongside Paul Whelan. a former Navy and Security director serving a 16-year sentence on a spying conviction that the U.

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Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner trial begins in Russian court

WNBA star Brittney Griner was put on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after being arrested at a Russian airport. Her next court date is scheduled for July 7th. (Author: Gardener)

Brittney GrinerMOSCOW - American basketball star Brittney Griner was put on trial on Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest for possession of cannabis oil, when she returned to play for a Russian team in a case amid strained relations between the two Moscow and Washington played. S.'s Olympic champion was arrested at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in February after police said she had vape canisters of cannabis oil with her. If convicted of large-scale drug trafficking, she faces up to ten years in prison. Griner, 31, was escorted to the courtroom in the Moscow suburb of Khimki in handcuffs and wearing a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt. At a closed-door preliminary hearing on Monday, her detention was extended by a further six months, to December 20, and her next court hearing was set for July 7. Her case comes at an extraordinary low point in Moscow-Washington relations. Griner was arrested less than a week before Russia sent troops to Ukraine, adding to already high tensions between the two countries. S. then imposed far-reaching sanctions on Moscow, and Russia condemned the United States for supplying arms to Ukraine. S. Chargé d'Affaires in Moscow, was in court and said she spoke to Griner, who is "doing as well as can be expected in these difficult circumstances." "The Russian Federation wrongly arrested Brittney Griner," Rood said. The S. government "is working hard to bring Brittney and all wrongfully detained US citizens home safely." Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday denied that politics played a role in Griner's arrest and prosecution. "The fact is that the famous athlete was arrested in possession of banned drugs containing narcotics," Peskov told reporters. "Given what I said, it can't be politically motivated," he added. What you should know: After 4 months in prison, Brittney Griner is scheduled to begin the Russian trial in July. Griner's supporters had remained silent, hoping for a quiet solution, until May, when the State Department ruled they were wrongly imprisoned and shifted oversight of their case to his President's Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs — in fact, U. Griner's wife, Cherelle , urged President Joe Biden to secure her release and called her "a political pawn". Every time she is reminded that her teammate, her boyfriend, is unjustly imprisoned in another country," Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard said Monday. The coach hoped Biden would "take the steps to make sure she got home." Griner's supporters have sponsored a prisoner swap like the one in April that brought home Navy veteran Trevor Reed in exchange for a Russian pilot convicted of drug trafficking conspiracy. Phoenix Mercury: Public rally for Brittney Griner at Footprint Center on July 6 Russian news media have repeatedly raised speculation that she could be traded for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, nicknamed "Dealer of Death," who is serving a 25-year sentence for Conspiracy to Murder U. Somers: Brittney Griner's situation is simple; Bringing her home is anything but Russia, which has been lobbying for Bout's release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner's case - which involves alleged possession of vape cartridges containing cannabis oil - and Bout's global trade in lethal weapons could make such a swap uncomfortable for the US. Others have suggested she could be traded alongside Paul Whelan. a former Navy and Security director serving a 16-year sentence on a spying conviction that the United States has repeatedly called fraud. Secretary of State Antony Blinken dodged the question when asked on CNN on Sunday whether a joint swap of Griner and Whelan for Bout was being considered. I have no higher priority than making sure Americans who are illegally detained in one way or another around the world come home," he said. But he said he "can't comment in detail on what we're doing other than to say it's an absolute priority".

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WNBA star Brittney Griner's trial begins in Russia

The cannabis oil possession trial in Moscow against WNBA player Brittney Griner began Friday, with Griner facing a possible sentence of up to 10 years in a Russian prison if convicted. (Author: Gardener)

Brittney Griner'sJULY 1 (UPI) - The cannabis oil possession trial in Moscow against WNBA player Brittney Griner began Friday, with Griner facing a possible sentence of up to 10 years in a Russian prison if convicted. Griner, 31, appeared in court Friday wearing a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt and handcuffs. She faces drug transport charges after Russian officials allegedly found cannabis oil in vape cartridges in her luggage in February. A prosecutor told the court Friday that Griner transported less than a gram of cannabis oil in two cartridges for personal use, CNN reported. Cannabis oil is classified as a narcotic in Russia, Russian radio BFM reported. Griner's attorney, Alexander Boikov, told reporters Friday after the trial was adjourned that a customs officer who searched Griner's bag gave evidence and Griner had not commented on the charges. The trial will resume on July 7 when more witnesses are due to present their evidence. Griner has been detained in Russia since February 17 and her detention was extended by six months during the trial. S. Olympic gold medalist and Phoenix Mercury player playing WNBA off-season in Russia. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said earlier this week that Griner was "wrongly and wrongly imprisoned, and we have clarified that as an official US government finding." Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner, wants President Joe Biden to intervene directly to try to free Brittney Griner. Chargé d'Affaires Elizabeth Rood said in an email statement to the Washington Post that US diplomats were very sensitive to Griner's case and were able to speak with her in the courtroom on Friday. "She is doing as well as can be expected in these difficult circumstances," Rood said. RELATED Wife of Jailed WNBA Star Brittney Griner Urges Biden to 'Get Her'

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ESPN insider calls Russian trial of Brittney Griner a 'sham'

According to ESPN, Brittney Griner's fate was reportedly decided before her trial in Russia began (Author: Gardener)

ESPNFor Baylor Bears and current WNBA superstar, Brittney Griner has been in detention in Russia for over 130 days after being arrested at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport. Griner was allegedly found in possession of cannabis oil vape cartridges and faces charges of large-scale drug transportation. Griner could face up to 10 years in a Russian prison if convicted. According to ESPN insider T.J. Quinn, Griner's trial, which began July 1, is a "sham trial" that offers the Russian government nothing but drama. "There was no public evidence of guilt or innocence," Quinn tweeted. It is a sham process aimed at creating room for negotiation. And how do we know it's a sham trial? Because Russia offered to trade them. Once you negotiate someone, they are no longer a defendant but a hostage. Quinn also believes that the outcome of the trial has already been decided and that the only question is when, not if, Griner will be found guilty. The Russian government is also said to want to use Griner as a negotiating tactic in a prisoner exchange. According to Quinn, however, she is not the only American in Russian custody who is being used in this mansion. "There's an American named Paul Whelan who was arrested in 2018," Quinn said. Whelan was arrested in Moscow on espionage charges. Want the latest breaking news and insider news for the Baylor Bears?

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Brittney Griner's wife seeks action to get ex-Baylor star released

"It broke my heart when I heard it because I, I pray to God, you know, three years doesn't go by and BG is still unjustly imprisoned in Russia," she said. (Author: Gardener)

Brittney Griner'sFormer Baylor Bears basketball star Brittney Griner was arrested 136 days ago in Russia for alleged possession of illegal substances. And in a trial that appeared to have made no headway as Griner's first court date came and went on Friday, her wife, Cherelle Griner, told CNN that the "rhetoric doesn't match the plot." "This is not a situation where rhetoric matches action," she said. "Unfortunately, I have to push people to make sure the things they tell me are consistent with their actions and that's why it was the hardest part to keep the balance because I can't let go. 17 at a Moscow airport for alleged possession of cannabis oil, a crime that carries up to 10 years in a Russian federal prison. The Phoenix Mercury Star Center was training in the country during the WNBA offseason and should be making its way back But her wife, speaking to families of other people detained in the country, has learned it's the last thing to do , if you look at the situation passively, for over three years.” And the first thing they said was, 'Don't be quiet about it. Don't let them forget your loved one,'" she said. "My heart broke when I heard it because I, I pray to God, you know, three years doesn't go by and BG is still unjustly imprisoned in Russia," To make matters worse, says Cherelle that her wife, who is 6-9 years old, will be placed in a "very, very, very tiny cage" if she is moved during transport on court days. Brittney's second court date is scheduled for Thursday July 7 Want the latest breaking and inside news for the Baylor Bears?

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Halo saved life after flipping the barrier

The British Grand Prix was halted before the end of the first lap after two large multi-driver collisions down the pit straight resulted in Zhou Guanyu's Alfa Romeo landing on the wrong side of the tire barriers at Turn 1. (Author: Gardener)

The British Grand PrixSILVERSTONE, England — The British Grand Prix was halted before the end of lap one after two large multi-driver collisions down the pits straight resulted in Zhou Guanyu's Alfa Romeo landing on the wrong side of the tire barriers at Turn 1. Emergency crews attended immediately, and Zhou and Williams driver Alex Albon were taken to the medical center. The energy of the second impact rolled Zhou's car, sending it headfirst through the run-off area before rolling over the barriers, only to be stopped at the safety fence in front of a grandstand. The halo was introduced in F1 ahead of the 2018 season but was controversial among many traditionalists as it was such a big step away from the exposed look of cars. The device likely saved Charles Leclerc from serious injury at this year's Belgian Grand Prix and has been blamed for rescuing drivers in several other incidents, including Romain Grosjean's fireball accident at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. Just moments after Zhou's accident was Albon involved in another incident when he hit the brakes in the first accident and Sebastian Vettel pushed his way into the back of his Williams. The collision pinned Albon into the pit wall before bouncing back onto the track and colliding with Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon. Tsunoda, Ocon and Gasly were able to return to the pits while Zhou, Albon and Russell were eliminated immediately. Shortly after the collisions, the race was red flagged as the leaders headed for the Wellington Straight, disrupting the race. Aside from the collisions, protesters also broke onto the track further around the lap.

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Mick Schumacher scores his first-ever F1 points for Haas at the British GP

Son of Michael Schumacher's P8 finish earned Haas four points ahead of the July 4 holiday (Author: Gardener)

HaasThe son of legendary seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, who is struggling to keep his job at the top of motorsport, scored his first points for the only American team on the F1 grid after winning the British Grand Prix on Sunday Finished eighth at Silverstone on Sunday. Mick Schumacher's P8 result earned Haas - which is headquartered in North Carolina - four points the day before the US celebrates Independence Day on Monday. In pre-race scenes that perhaps none but his closest family dared to imagine as they neared the finish line, the Swiss-born German almost came ahead of Max Verstappen, the reigning champion and current championship leader, whose Red Bull car had mechanicals Problems that forced him to settle for seventh place. Schumacher even accused Verstappen of twice pushing him off the track in a subsequent interview and said his points tally could increase if the race stewards took a look at their duel. "For me, I think it's great to just get these questions away from the media and focus on what's really important, and that's the racing and driving," added Schumacher, who received a congratulatory gesture from Verstappen right after the Grand with the thumbs up got prize. Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel, the German who won four championships for Red Bull from 2010 to 2013 and was close friends with Schumacher's father, went on camera after the race and said he screamed from his car when he saw how Mick almost stormed past Verstappen. "I actually yelled in the car like, 'Go Mick - get him!'" Vettel said as 23-year-old Schumacher laughed next to him. Schumacher had not scored any points in his first 29 races in F1 before Sunday, all with Haas. Haas team boss Günther Steiner once said of Schumacher, "You just can't go on like this." The remark prompted pundits to question whether Schumacher's career was in jeopardy, particularly given that he was being beaten by teammate Kevin Magnussen, who has 16 points this season has, has been greatly exceeded. But on Sunday Schumacher finished two places ahead of Magnussen after a race in which six riders retired, most of whom were involved in a crash at the start. Schumacher started in 19th – penultimate – place. The result left Haas in eighth place in the 10-team constructors' standings and Schumacher ahead of three drivers in the individual standings, giving him at least some breathing space on Sunday. "Finally!" Schumacher said over his radio as he crossed the finish line. Schumacher was five years old when his father won his last F1 championship in 2004. Only Lewis Hamilton - who finished third for Mercedes on Sunday behind Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Red Bull's Sergio Pérez - has won as many drivers' titles as the elder Schumacher.

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First lap crash marks Sainz's first F1 win

SILVERSTONE, England — Carlos Sainz Jr. won his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a win at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race of the season so far. It started with a scary crash on the first lap and ended in intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium places. (Author: Gardener)

SainzIt started with a scary crash on the first lap and ended in intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium places. Sainz was in the lead, Charles Leclerc close behind, and while Ferrari initially said they were "free to fight", the Italian team asked Sainz to let Leclerc pass in order not to lose time against Lewis Hamilton. But a safety car came out and Ferrari brought Sainz into the pits for fresher, grippier soft tyres. Leclerc stayed on older, hard tires and Sainz soon passed his team-mate to regain the lead and take his first win in his 150th F1 start. "Today the victory feels a bit relieved," said Sainz. "Honestly, I never stopped believing that dream was coming, even though this year was tough for me." He had finished second or third 11 times before winning and was frustratingly close second to Verstappen at the last race in Canada . Sergio Perez overtook Hamilton and Leclerc after the restart and finished second behind Sainz. Hamilton was briefly second after passing both Perez and Leclerc in a threesome, but he was unable to hold the position and dropped to fourth. Hamilton then stormed past Leclerc in a bitter battle for third place. He also led laps on Sunday for the first time this season. "I gave it my all," said Hamilton, who finished third in Canada two weeks ago and was hoping for a comeback from Mercedes. The team hasn't been able to challenge Red Bull and Ferrari for wins this season, but an additional upgrade from the Mercedes ahead of this weekend showed promise. Leclerc was later seen being spoken to privately by Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto. Leclerc said he was "very, very disappointed" with the result and had discussed with Binotto why the team left him on old tyres. Max Verstappen, the defending F1 champion and current championship leader, fell out of the lead with damage to his Red Bull after driving over debris. Perez said his race was a "great comeback" after falling backwards early in the race after damaging his front wing in the races against Leclerc and Verstappen. The race was almost immediately red flagged when a first turn crash resulted in Zhou and Alex Albon requiring medical attention. Zhou's car rolled over and cleared a tire barrier before hitting a fence. Pierre Gasly had slammed George Russell's Mercedes into Zhou's rear wheel and overturned the Chinese driver's Alfa Romeo. As the drivers tried to avoid this crash, Albon was thrown sideways against the pit wall. Russell, who abandoned his car to rush to Zhou's aid, was also unable to resume the race. A group of anti-oil industry protesters ran onto the track after the crash and sat down. After the race, Hamilton signaled his support for the protesters. Mercedes said Hamilton was not fully aware of the circumstances at the time and supported "their right to protest but not the method they have chosen which endangers their safety and that of others".

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