Carlos Sainz: “You want to make life difficult for Max” / Formula 1

Carlos Sainz: “You want to make life difficult for Max” / Formula 1


Ferrari star Carlos Sainz missed out on a place in the Red Bull Ring race for less than a tenth of a second. Accordingly, the Silverstone winner looks forward to Spielberg’s weekend break with confidence.

“The end was very close,” Carlos Sainz breathed a sigh of relief after the Q3 final at Spielberg. In fact, the Ferrari driver was only 82,000 times faster than columnist Max Verstappen in the Red Bull race and was 53,000 miles slower than his Ferrari counterpart Charles Leclerc.

Later, the Spaniard, who should have been satisfied with third place on the sprint grid, explained: “It was generally a good qualification, where I was able to improve my performance dramatically during the session. Because of the wind and the limits of the track, I did not want to take too many risks and that was difficult. “

“But in the end I managed to get a good rotation, even though my tires were still cold when I started the final round fast. It was hard to get through the first and third corners well. and see what I can achieve from there, “added the 27-year-old from Madrid.

And Sainz said: “The speed was there all day, I couldn’t do a good cycle in the first period of practice. But anything is still possible in the sprint. And I hope to do better in slowing down so we can put pressure on the Red Bull Tournament and make life harder. for Max. Because we have to step on gas for the purpose of the World Cup. “

Starting the grid race

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Race, 1: 04.984 minutes
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1: 05.013
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1: 05.066
04. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 1: 05.431
05. Esteban Ocon (W), Alpine, 1: 05.726
06. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1: 05.879
07. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, 1: 06.011
08 Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, 1: 06.103
9. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1: 13.151
10. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, 1: 06.160
11. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, 1: 06.230
12. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, 1: 06.319
13. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Tournament, 1: 06.458
14. Yuki Tsotaka (J), AlphaTauri, 1: 06.851
15. Lando Norris (UK), McLaren, 1: 25.847
16. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, 1: 06.613
17. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, 1: 06.847
18. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, 1: 06.901
19. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, 1: 07.003
20. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, 1: 07.083