The accident of Carlos Sainz in the last minutes of Free Practice 2 of The Monaco GP is the smallest of these. Whoever left that alone missed the most important thing: the Spaniard’s incredible speed on the first day of training. The man from Madrid was quick at the start, leading FP1 and again setting the pace for a large part of Free Practice 2, giving the feeling that times were easier for him than his teammate Leclerc, quite more lost from the beginning.
Carlos was competitive on the medium rubber and has been since he put on the soft tire in Free Practice 2. It didn’t take long for him to take first place, although the final classification hid it. Verstappen put on the soft rubber later, in better pit conditions, and after several attempts he beat the Spaniard’s time in the final minutes, as did his teammate Charles, finally 2nd. With 16 minutes to go, Sainz went into the wall when he touched the inside protections of the pool chicane. He will need to rebuild his confidence in FP3, but he will do so knowing he has plenty of pace at his disposal to go for pole position.
For this reason, Carlos wants to keep the very positive that can be obtained from the first day of action in the Principality. “Overall, I think the day has been positive. We were fast in both sessions and the car felt good on the track. There are still some things I want to try tomorrow in the set-up to try and improve, but overall we’re pretty competitive.”he commented.
“Of course, ending the session like this was not ideal, with a small miscalculation when looking for the limit. Apologies to the team and mechanics for the extra work.”then Sainz, who this Saturday will look for pole position in Monaco which on this track is almost half of the early win.
Source: La Verdad
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