Sainz, third on the grid in Miami: “I’ve been very comfortable from the beginning”


The Spanish driver Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) stated this Saturday that “from the beginning” he felt “very comfortable” on the asphalt of the Miami International Speedway, ahead of a Grand Prix in which he will start from third position on the grid Sunday.

“I’ve been much better all weekend, much more comfortable, with much better rhythm. Which shows that perhaps Baku was the exception and that it was a very strange weekend for me. But here from the beginning I have been very comfortable, very fast all weekend”, said Sainz before the DAZN microphones.

“In the ‘qualification’ I think that a very good time could have been made in Q3, but obviously due to the red flag it was not possible. I know there was a rhythm today”, he valued after the accident of the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) to minute and a half to finish that third batch.

For Sunday’s race in this Miami Grand Prix, the fifth round of the Formula 1 World Championship, Sainz expects, together with his compatriot Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), a start “just as intense as if they were English or whatever”. who are at your side.

“In the end you put on your helmet and try to do your best. We’ll try to start well on the clean side and I think that’s something positive. Try to pass them and, if not, then in the end the race pace brings us back to the position we were in. you deserve it. And in the race rhythm is where perhaps we still continue to slack off a bit”, he finally admitted.