‘Sainz must stay calm to avoid psychological difficulties’

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‘Sainz must stay calm to avoid psychological difficulties’

System 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali believes Carlos Sainz could have “glorious outcomes”, however simply must preserve his cool after a few robust weekends.

The Ferrari driver was tagged by Daniel Ricciardo on the primary lap at Imola final day trip, leaving him beached within the gravel and pointless for a second race in a row.

Sainz appreciated an apology from the Australian after the race, after admitting he’d made a mistake, however the Spaniard has now been left even additional behind team-mate Charles Leclerc within the Drivers’ Championship standings after additionally retiring on the earlier spherical in Melbourne, giving him an ever-increasing job to mount a title problem of his personal this season.

Sainz was pissed off however level-headed whereas doing the media rounds after his newest early exit, and Domenicali thinks that should proceed if he’s to get his season again on monitor.

“These are episodes to be managed psychologically, he simply has to remain calm and he will certainly obtain glorious outcomes,” Domenicali instructed TV channel Rai 2, quoted by Sky Italia.

“Carlos Sainz is a really gifted driver, sadly Ricciardo touched him on a slippery monitor. However these are episodes that, if you happen to don’t deal with them nicely, you get into psychological difficulties that you just don’t must face.

“He has renewed his contract along with his workforce for an additional two years, so the ensures are there, he simply has to remain calm and he will certainly do nicely.”

Max Verstappen went on to take victory at Imola on the weekend, passing Leclerc on his technique to victory, with the Monegasque driver spinning whereas chasing down Sergio Perez for P2 within the race.

The System 1 boss thinks the reigning World Champion has matured since taking the title final season, however the power in depth within the sport is what encourages him most.

“He’s a champion, he confirmed it in his stubbornness till the final nook final 12 months and he has proven it up to now as nicely,” Domenicali stated.


“He’s maturing as a driver, he is aware of methods to deal with the automotive and he is aware of when to assault. He’s a champion, as is Leclerc and plenty of others.

“The great thing about System 1 in recent times is actually the presence of gifted drivers.”


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