Carlos Sainz mentioned his spin out of qualifying at Imola was one thing he was “not anticipating in any respect”, given how he was driving on the time.
The Ferrari driver went off monitor after shedding the rear of his automobile heading into the ultimate left-hander at Imola, Rivazza 2, as he wound up for a flying lap – explaining that he “wasn’t pushing” into the nook, however he spun and skidded into the barrier however throughout Q2.
His accident introduced out the second of 5 pink flags throughout a closely truncated qualifying session for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, however given the lap time he had already set by that time, it was adequate for him to start out P10 heading into Saturday’s dash qualifying race.
The Spaniard admitted that he had “made a mistake that’s going to price me so much going into the weekend” in difficult altering situations all through qualifying, with the climate shifting from moist to dry on a number of completely different events by means of Friday.
The 27-year-old spoke of his annoyance at being eradicated early.
“It’s irritating, the goal was to place a banker lap in realizing the rain would come,” Sainz informed reporters afterwards.
“I wasn’t pushing actually that onerous in any respect. The automobile shocked me in that nook. It’s clear the monitor situations are very powerful.”
His error has left him additional again than he had anticipated on the grid, having been near team-mate Charles Leclerc’s tempo throughout observe and in qualifying as much as that time.
World Championship chief Leclerc will line up P2 within the dash behind Max Verstappen, however Sainz mentioned his spin got here out of the blue for him.
“It was not a lap that was correctly on the restrict in any respect,” he added to Sky Sports activities F1. “Sadly, I misplaced it. I had no warning. I don’t assume I used to be exposing myself to a mistake.
“It hurts as a result of it ought to have been straightforward by means of to Q3.”
He spoke ruefully after having to drop out of qualifying, and mentioned he supplied “massive apologies” to his Ferrari workforce within the storage after getting again, though he can have the prospect to make up a few of the shortfall by seeking to make his manner by means of the sphere in Saturday’s dash race, to line up nearer to the entrance in Sunday’s grand prix.