Sainz: “We have everything to have a good last race”


Carlos Sainz will start 4th in the final race of the F1 season which takes place this Sunday in Abu Dhabi. The Spanish driver finished 2nd in his first Q2 qualifying attempt on Saturday after some good first and second sectors, but he was unable to improve on his final lap when he was interrupted on his preparation lap by two cars very slowly in front of him. , which he said did not allow him to face his last turn in the best conditions. He saw how Pérez overtook him after taking advantage of a good slipstream from Verstappen and how his teammate Charles Leclerc, playing in second place with the Mexican, also took third place from him. However, Carlos preferred to stay positive, how comfortable he is inside the car and the progress in terms of race speed that he noticed this Saturday compared to Friday, which makes him face this Sunday’s appointment when there is hope beyond its recognition. Red Bull has more on this track.

“We have made a small step forward in free practice in the classification. In ‘qualification’ we have been able to fight in the position where I think we are, the real 2 or three tenths behind Red Bull and it was played with Mercedes, although it is true that today we beat Mercedes by a lot. And what a pity in the last attempt of Q3… the truth is that I had an ‘out lap’ that was a bit compromised with Lando (Norris) and Esteban (Ocon) at the front, which is a bit slow, me. I couldn’t do the ‘out lap’ I wanted and I think with 1’24”0 I can get there. It’s a shame, but it is what it is. A good day for the team and tomorrow we have to try to close a good weekend”, said Carlos Sainz in the remarks on ‘DAZN F1’.

“The important thing is that I’m comfortable in the car, that I’m calm, I’m doing a good lap and with the rhythm of today’s race, the truth is that I feel good”, he added. “We have all the ingredients to make a good final race”, concluded Madrid.

Red Bull, with Verstappen on pole and Pérez in second position, looked unbeatable in Abu Dhabi and Sainz was handicapped by his team-mate Leclerc, who had to fight for runner-up with Pérez. The Spaniard will have to be very aware of the two Mercedes, with better theoretical race speed and better tire wear. That is the main risk for the man from Madrid and for Ferrari.

Source: La Verdad


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