Carlos Sainz will begin Saturday's Dash at Imola down in P10, eight locations behind his teammate Charles Leclerc, after being "caught out" by his qualifying crash.
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Carlos Sainz says he had “no warning” that his automobile was about to skid off the moist observe throughout qualifying on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The Ferrari driver’s troublesome begin to the season has continued, with a Friday crash which means he’ll line up again in P10 for Saturday’s Dash.
“I misplaced the rear… I misplaced the rear getting into the final nook,” Sainz defined, chatting with Sky Sports activities F1.
“Perhaps it was beginning to rain, perhaps it was the tyres after doing two consecutive laps, I do not know.”
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With huge factors on provide this weekend, Sainz’s qualifying crash has left eight automobiles between himself and World Championship-leading teammate Charles Leclerc.
After three races, Leclerc already counts a 38-point lead over Sainz. The Monegasque will begin P2, behind Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen, for the Dash.
“I simply wanted to place a banker in to react to the rain that was coming, however it was not a lap that was correctly on the restrict in any respect. It was a lap that was simply okay, simply to place a banker in with out being on the restrict,” continued Sainz.
“Sadly, I misplaced it. For some motive, I did not have any warning that I used to be going to lose it and it simply went.
“I want to know it as a result of I do not assume I used to be exposing myself to a mistake by driving like that.”
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