Regardless of Ferrari’s gradual tempo, Carlos Sainz feels that the 2022 F1 Mexican Grand Prix was certainly a ‘good race’ for him. On condition that he was pressured into retirement within the earlier two races, the Spaniard claimed that ending the race was significantly higher for him.
Chatting with Autosport, Sainz acknowledged that he would moderately give attention to the constructive facet of the occasion, saying:
“I might desire to give attention to the positives that I do know it was a superb race for me, and eventually with out doing a race in a month, to be again within the automobile and to do a powerful race, good tempo, it was a minimum of one thing constructive.”
Carlos Sainz has confronted a bit an excessive amount of dangerous luck prior to now month in the course of the Japanese and US GP. Initially of the Japanese GP amid the downpour, the Spaniard aquaplaned and crashed out. This led to a security automobile and the race was later red-flagged attributable to heavy rain.
Though he clinched pole place in Austin, his luck did not work when George Russell collided with him on the primary flip of the primary lap. He suffered main harm (an obvious water leak) and needed to retire proper after. This made the Mexican GP his first race in over a month the place he really had the possibility to compete.
Talking concerning the leads to Mexico, Sainz revealed that he didn’t battle with the management of the automobile, opposite to what spectators speculated. As a substitute, he claimed that there was issue with the tempo, saying:
“Dealing with sure, tempo no. Dealing with I used to be comfy, I might do constant lap occasions, first rate tyre administration, however we have been simply gradual. Sadly, we did not decide up any tempo in comparison with quali.”
Carlos Sainz reveals Ferrari was conscious of their gradual tempo in Mexico Metropolis
Through the qualifying session, Ferrari weren’t aggressive sufficient with these on the entrance. Whereas Pink Bull and Mercedes steered away from the opposite groups, Ferrari might solely qualify P5 and P7. It was evident that the workforce was struggling, and so was Carlos Sainz.
Stating that the Scuderia already knew concerning the gradual tempo, the Spaniard stated:
“We all know the compromises we needed to take for this weekend, we knew going into the race that we have been going to be gradual.”
Carlos Sainz began the race P5 and that was additionally his place when he crossed the checkered flag. Race winner Max Verstappen, nonetheless, was 58 seconds away from him, evidencing the Scuderia’s lack of tempo within the Center American metropolis. The Spaniard, nonetheless, believes his workforce might be ready for the remaining two races of the season and expects a greater outcome.