Sainz critical of himself and Ferrari after Aus DNF

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Sainz critical of himself and Ferrari after Aus DNF

Carlos Sainz admitted to his shortcomings on the Australian Grand Prix, however says Ferrari should do the identical as properly.

The Spaniard endured fairly the nightmare weekend as System 1 made its return to Albert Park, beginning the race P9 after pink flags following Fernando Alonso’s crash and a difficulty with the automobile starter, resulting in unprepared tyres and being unable to enhance in consequence.

And beginning the race on the arduous tyre, Sainz dropped out of the highest 10 through the opening two laps, falling as little as P14 earlier than going too deep at Flip 9, sliding over the grass and beaching his Ferrari within the gravel at Flip 10, making it a brief, however actually not candy Sunday afternoon.

Sainz went on to disclose that he had a steering wheel subject earlier than the beginning, confirmed by crew boss Mattia Binotto, which led to anti-stall and swap issues with the second wheel not accurately ready.

So, on a weekend the place Charles Leclerc received comfortably within the different Ferrari, Sainz believes each himself and the crew should share the blame for his horror present.

“We had related issues with the switches within the automobile as yesterday,” Sainz advised The Race relating to his pre-race issues.

“Some switches not working. We needed to change the steering wheel one minute earlier than the beginning which meant the second steering wheel wasn’t properly configured for the beginning, and I had the flawed begin map setting which was giving me anti-stall in each begins, which meant sadly we triggered anti-stall.

“We went backwards on the arduous tyre after which with the frenzy of wanting to come back again by the sphere, I made a driving mistake.


“I should be arduous on myself for a driver mistake.

“Clearly we’re nonetheless attending to know these tyres and clearly the arduous tyre this weekend was tough within the preliminary laps and I shouldn’t have pushed as I’ve been pushing.

“It’s a straightforward conclusion: shouldn’t have pushed a lot and I ought to have stayed affected person.

“However on the similar time, we weren’t good as a crew. Too many steering points, anti-stall issues and the qualy which meant it places you on the again foot.

“It places you underneath strain and I didn’t react accordingly.”

Binotto has backed Sainz to return to kind at Imola which hosts the upcoming Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, a house race for the Ferrari crew.




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