Carlos Sainz ended up satisfied with his performance in the British GP Formula 1, where he was able to save the weekend with a good comeback starting tenth, to finish in sixth position. However, the Spaniard knew that the result was not entirely fair with his career, as he believes that he could have finished in fourth position, ahead of Lando norris. The Madrilenian, who experienced a weekend complicated by his ninth position in the standings and Russell’s touch in the first corners of Saturday’s sprint race that left him in 18th place, continued the work that he had left halfway through. Saturday. In the sprint event, he managed to come back to start tenth today, and in this Sunday’s race he returned to perfection. Above all, with a perfect strategy, printing a great rhythm when fighting for fifth position with Ricciardo. The Spanish had clearly won the position when the Australian stopped in the pits. Sainz lengthened his stop and still was still faster than Daniel. However, a bad pit stop from Ferrari, of 12.3 seconds, returned him after Daniel, to which he could no longer pass.
ASPIRED TO THE FOURTH SQUARE
“It could have been more, sure, but it’s what racing has. There are days that he does not play and today he has not played. It is the first relative error in the whole year (of the team at their stop, very slow), the mechanics were making good pit stops all year and today is the first day they fail. Even so, Charles’ podium and today the car, when I was in clean air, we were able to show the good pace the car had this weekend, and a shame because we should have finished in front of the McLaren ”.
IT WAS A COMPLICATED CIRCUIT FOR FERRARI
“It was a day to have finished in the top 5 in front of the McLarens and the weekend has been complicated for us, from qualifying, through the sprint race, we must not forget that we have to do 53 laps and I was last (in the sprint race on Saturday). At the end we finished sixth, I could have finished later with a clean pit stop, so I was able to do everything I could ”.
THE FAILURE OF THE TEAM IN ITS PIT STOP
“It is what there is, they are probably failures of the mechanism of the gun, failure of the mechanism that must be analyzed and see what we can do. But I insist, the stops this year have been all very good and it is the first mistake made and there has been a podium for the team, so it is not a day to regret.
HE COULD NOT PASS RICCIARDO
“With that Mercedes that they have, it is difficult to pass. There were few overtaking on the track and you had to have a wheel advantage. We were planning to go ahead of Ricciardo at the pit stop and attack Norris and we had to start behind and with a very similar wheel, both on hard, and it couldn’t be ”.
THE INCIDENT BETWEEN HAMILTON AND VERSTAPPEN
“I have seen it. Race incident, I think. It is what it is”.
“If the car behaves like here in Budapest we can be in the top 6. Hopefully we can get the set up right again, that it adapts well to the circuit and we can be there ”.