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FIA Praised for Safety Protocols After Silverstone Crash

Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu slides towards the barrier after a collision at the start of the race during the British Grand Prix 2022 at Silverstone on July 3.

Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu slides towards the barrier after a collision at the start of the race during the British Grand Prix 2022 at Silverstone on July 3.

Photographer: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Carlos Sainz won Sunday’s thrill-a-minute British Grand Prix – and then hailed Formula One’s governing body for saving Zhou Guanyu’s life following his horror opening-lap crash.

Ferrari’s Sainz took his maiden F1 victory at his 150th attempt – beating Red Bull driver Sergio Perez and home favourite Lewis Hamilton in a frenetic climax to the race of the season in front of a record 142,000 fans at Silverstone.