Carlos Sainz has vowed to take the positives from his troublesome weekend on the Australian Grand Prix.
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Carlos Sainz admits that he realized some key classes in the course of the Australian Grand Prix weekend, regardless of his race ending in catastrophe.
The Spaniard’s troubles began throughout Saturday’s qualifying, the place the timing of a pink flag resulted in him simply lacking out on setting a quick lap. He then struggled to match this tempo later within the session, and lined up P9 on the grid.
Within the construct as much as Sunday’s Grand Prix, Sainz suffered issues together with his steering wheel, and confronted issues in making an attempt to get his Laborious compound tyres working to the optimum degree within the opening laps of the occasion.
On Lap 3, the Ferrari driver spun going into Flip 10 and beached his automotive within the gravel, placing him out of the race.
Was Australia Sainz's most tough weekend in F1?
It was clearly a tricky few days for Sainz, together with his fortunes contrasting dramatically with these of teammate Charles Leclerc, who clinched his second victory of the season in dominant trend.
When requested if this was probably the most difficult weekend of his F1 profession to this point, Sainz instructed media, together with RacingNews365.com: “It is a tough one to reply, as a result of I do not keep in mind precisely my different 100 and one thing races in System 1.
“So it is tough to know if it is the worst one, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly a weekend [where] it appeared prefer it was going nicely. It appeared like I had [become] much more at dwelling with the automotive, and [had been] placing collectively some robust laps in the course of the weekend.
“[But then] all the things turned out to be most likely, sure, one in every of my most disappointing weekends in System 1.”
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Sainz: Issues in Melbourne is usually a "booster"
Regardless of the challenges of his time in Melbourne, Sainz feels that it has supplied him with a very good studying alternative.
“The vital factor is that I realized from it, [and] that we additionally be taught as a crew from it,” Sainz defined.
“To be extra excellent, to be extra robust, to be extra strong in all of the elements, and preserving in thoughts that [there are] 20 races to go, that something can occur.
“We are able to solely use this weekend as a booster, to ensure that we be taught from it and [that] we’ve [a] extra excellent 20 races left.”
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