Carlos Sainz: “We have the rhythm to fight for the podium”


The Spanish Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) was optimistic despite a bad Saturday since the race is this Sunday, a Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in which he trusts his “rhythm to fight for the podium”.

“It has not been a good qualifying, since Q2 I have had to use two sets of wheels, then it has cost me in Q3. In the last lap I tried to push more and I made a mistake that I lost a few tenths”, he said in statements to Dazn.

The man from Madrid suffered to warm up the tires and passed Q2 on the horn. Afterwards, he had to settle for being fifth, although he will start fourth due to the penalty carried by his teammate Charles Leclerc. “The race is tomorrow, that’s the good thing, even if I didn’t have the day today, tomorrow we can come back. We have the rhythm to fight for the podium,” he said.

“If you don’t have a good day, you don’t understand the tire, you lose tenths that cost more positions than last year. At least the race is tomorrow,” he finished.