Carlos Sainz had certainly one of his biggest alternatives to set the quickest lap time in Saturday’s qualifying forward of the 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix. The Spaniard, who has been desperately chasing his maiden F1 pole place and race win, nonetheless, misplaced out to Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.
In a post-qualifying media interplay, Sainz revealed that he’s optimistic about tomorrow’s fundamental race and that he’s anticipating to problem the championship chief. The Ferrari driver mentioned:
“At the moment I used to be feeling fairly okay with the automobile, particularly within the full moist. The observe was drying, however I felt just like the others made a little bit of a step and I used to be possibly missing a pair tenths. I used to be purple in sector 1, however then in sector 2, I knew that I had misplaced slightly bit an excessive amount of and within the final nook I attempted to do a quick one and it didn’t pay. We’re in a very good place for tomorrow. It’s going to be a very good struggle with Max [Verstappen] as a result of he has been fast all weekend after which [Fernando] Alonso as effectively.”
Max Verstappen secured his second pole place of the 2022 F1 season this weekend, whereas Fernando Alonso can be beginning on the entrance row for the primary time in a decade.
Carlos Sainz admits Ferrari is “nonetheless motivated” regardless of double DNF in Baku
Ferrari had a devastating race in Baku final weekend with each vehicles compelled to retire as a consequence of mechanical points. On the drivers’ press convention forward of the 2022 F1 Canadian GP, Carlos Sainz revealed that the Scuderia stays united and optimistic in regards to the future regardless of the setbacks.
The Spaniard mentioned:
“It was a troublesome couple of days to try to analyse and discover what the problems have been on my automobile. We’ve discovered the problem and we all know what the issue is. On the opposite facet of the storage, with the engine failure, it was a bit trickier to search out it with solely 4 or 5 days of study, and we’re going to wish to maintain digging into it to search out the answer. However as a group, we’re nonetheless motivated, we’re united.”
Carlos Sainz additional went on to say:
“We’re going by means of a bump within the street, which I believe after the step that we’ve achieved within the engine this 12 months, I might a lot quite take this step and take a bump within the street than have an unpowerful (sic) engine that’s dependable. I believe, as a group, we’ve achieved an amazing job with this 12 months’s engine and we’re simply going by means of some points which can be going to be solved, I’m certain.”
In the meantime, Sainz’s teammate Charles Leclerc can be taking up a brand new energy unit this weekend. Consequently, he can be beginning the 2022 F1 Canadian GP in P19, forward of Yuki Tsunoda, who additionally took a grid penalty this weekend.