Carlos Sainz acknowledged he had been the autumn man on the finish of his second consecutive depressing grand prix weekend.
Not too long ago rewarded with a two-year contract extension by Ferrari, that has been the one excellent news for the Spaniard since his back-to-back podium finishes to start out the season.
Having spun out of the Australian Grand Prix two weeks earlier, Sainz crashed in qualifying at Imola however fought his manner as much as end fourth within the dash to gather 5 World Championship factors.
Nevertheless, in a moist begin for the Emilia Romagna GP, the 27-year-old bought no additional than the Tamburello chicane on lap one as he ended up beached within the gravel for the second consecutive race, this time after being nudged off the circuit by Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren.
Whereas the Australian was in a position to preserve going, albeit with no eventual reward as he completed final with a broken automobile, Sainz spent the remainder of the grand prix within the Ferrari storage and fulfilling his media commitments – by way of no fault of his personal on this event.
Ricciardo was seen visiting the Ferrari motorhome later having pledged to apologise to Sainz.
“I used to be the unfortunate man that for somebody’s mistake I needed to pay, so it’s how it’s,” Sainz advised Formula1.com.
He added on Sky Italia: “It’s not simple, it’s a tough second as a result of I needed to do that race within the moist. I felt good all weekend, however for some purpose we couldn’t do this.
“It’s two weekends in a row that I can’t do greater than two laps, so I lack the sensation with the automobile I wish to have proper now. However that is the game – I need to stay optimistic in these moments, do my job and the great moments will come.”
In the beginning, it was clear each Sainz and his Ferrari team-mate, Charles Leclerc, who completed sixth after spinning out of third place 10 laps from the top, had bought off the road worse than Pink Bull duo Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen who had been alongside the duo respectively on the grid.
“We had a poor begin, that’s for positive,” stated Sainz. “We now have to analyse that and see what the others did. Nevertheless it was an extended race – in a moist race you would acquire again positions in a single lap.
“What occurred is that at Flip 2, there was a racing incident. Ricciardo misplaced the automobile on the kerb and crashed into me. I left him greater than sufficient house.”
Extra reporting by Luca Brambilla