What a race! Drama from start to finish at @SilverstoneUK.#SV5 P18 ➡️ P09#LS18 P20 ➡️ P11— Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) July 3, 2022
Great job by both drivers today and we come away from a tough home race weekend with points in the bag. 👊#F1 #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/JrnPcJ2hZw
Team Aston Martin feels the most important thing from today is the safety of Alfa Romeo's Guanyu Zhou after a horrific accident which highlights how safe the FIA has made the sport
The team expresses excitement in such a way that if one looked at the qualifying result from yesterday and told the team they would be scoring two points on race day.
With Vettel's flawless drive today, well deserved points. Starting near the back, he worked his way through to P7 after Esteban Ocon's Alpine packed in. He was put on mediums instead of softs when almost everyone pitted, which meant Vettel lost places to Schumacher and Verstappen. Nonetheless, it was another strong performance from the four-time World Champion on his birthday - and on a day he drove Nigel Mansell's World Championship winning car from 1992.
Vettel comments post-race: "It is nice to score points on my birthday, and in the team's home race, especially when you consider where we started [in 18th]"
He adds, "Overall I think it was a decent race and a good recovery."
Furthermore, "The first start, with the red flag, was very chaotic. I had made a really good getaway and it launched me into a gap nearly alongside Alex [Albon]. Then I got squeezed and everything backed up as a reaction to the accident ahead. I braked but could not avoid making contact with Alex."
He concludes, "The most important thing is that everybody involved is fine."
Following that will be Austria, a track in which would better suit the Aston Martin vehicle more than Silverstone and where the team must do better overall.