On a day when McLaren– Ferrari’s competitors for P3 in the manufacturers’ champion– took a sensational one-two at Monza, Carlos Sainz stated “weak points” in the SF21 car prevented the Scuderia from placing their own proposal for triumph on home dirt.
Sainz– who took a podium in 2014’s Italian General Practitioner with McLaren– ended up sixth in the F1 Sprint and also for that reason began 6th on Sunday however stopped working to advance, even after Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen crashed out, as well as ended up P6.
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” We were constantly there, extremely close to the possibility, however we never ever fairly had the speed as well as the tools to be straightforward, to enter the fight,” started Sainz. “We have specific weak points with the cars and truck that we understand, with this circuit, are too huge.
” And whenever we were in a fight, it was very challenging to keep the others behind or strike them. It’s a shame, because you constantly see a podium there very close to you– however never ever really got the chance to combat for it.
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While team friend Charles Leclerc was gladdened with what he called one of his “top 5 performances in Formula 1”, the Monegasque additionally claimed that Ferrari were “vulnerable” at Monza. Sainz that when he was asked whether he located some self-confidence with the Ferrari SF21 over the weekend break.
He responded: “Not actually. The only point where I was essentially confident was qualifying, where the high rear grip of the soft tyre was assisting me to comprehend the auto a bit better, yet unfortunately, in race runs, I just was moving a lot; the back never quite had the full throttle; and also in the long run I was fighting with tire deg.
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“Yes, very tricky to be sincere, it’s been a difficult weekend for me as well as currently I need to analyse what I can do far better as well as see if we can boost for following race,” included Sainz.
Sainz still has reasons to smile, with P6 in Italy prolonging his run of points scores to seven races straight, while he has actually racked up in every round bar Portugal and France and also brought his Ferrari residence undamaged in every Grand Prix this period thus far. Russia is the next drop in this rollercoaster season.