Carlos Sainz He needed to move up in the sprint qualifying race on Saturday to start from a better place in Sunday’s race. He started ninth, but “due to a problem at the start”, as the Spaniard said, he lost several positions, and shortly after, his sprint race was seriously compromised on the first lap due to a braking pass of George Russell. The British pilot touched the Spanish and this made Carlos had to leave the track, moving to occupy the 18th place. The Madrilenian did not sink and put the attack mode to regain positions in the 17 laps that this short sleeve lasted, finally managing to minimize damage to finish 11th, position from which he will look for the points this Sunday in the F1 Great Britain GP.
After the qualifying race, the Spaniard was annoyed at the microphones of ‘DAZN F1‘, Asking for a sanction for Russell for an improper maneuver that he defined as “very clear.”
TOUCH AND ATTACK
“We had a problem at the start that cost us a couple of positions, and then nothing, trying to recover by passing Russell, I think he made a quite clear and quite serious mistake that cost me the sprint race and almost an accident . So, from there, it had to be a sprint race, never better said, on the counterattack, attacking as much as possible. And lastly, I finished 11. I have come back in 17 laps as much as I could, but unfortunately it was very difficult for us ”.
THE ACTION OF RUSSELL, DESERVED OF SANCTION
“It has been very clear. Russell has lost the car, he has gone from the front or the back, he has hit me and he has thrown me out. We have seen penalties for much minor things in Austria and that Russell ended up in the end in front of me, I don’t understand why it shouldn’t be like that after the clear mistake he made.
THE RISK OF A SPRINT RACE
“Yes, because of the other’s mistake. It is clear that it is the risk that it entails and the fact is that the sprint race has also given us the opportunity to come back. I think I have passed 8 or 9 cars on the track. From then on I have had a good time, but it was not where I wanted to be ”.
GOAL IN THIS SUNDAY’S RACE
“The goal tomorrow is to finish in the top 7 or 5, so there is still half the work to do.
THE NEW EXPERIMENTAL FORMAT
“I had fun, of course, because from last to 11th I had to have fun, but I don’t know how it was on TV, really. Those who have to judge are the fans, which is what this format has been created for ”.