Carlos Sainz is making adequate progress and second place on the grid, deeply involved in the fight for pole, reflects his progress at the wheel of a Ferrari that is becoming less and less strange. The man from Madrid commented to AS: “I’m making progress, doing purple sectors is a good sign, it means I’m going to the limit in some corners. We have made changes in the ‘set-up’, there is still work ahead and it is not one of my best classifications, because I made a mistake in the last corner. Good progress, I was carrying the weight of the accident and I was able to make good laps, I’m not going to complain”.
“I was on the limit in the last run, I tried a different line in the last corner because I was always losing a tenth to Charles. I did not improve, although it was necessary to try it”, says about his mistake.
For the race, he aspires to everything even if he has Leclerc, his teammate and leader of the World Cup, ahead: “We are teammates and we want a double for the team, regardless of who is in front. It is the fifth race, there are 19 left, but you always treat your teammate with more respect, like last year and like I did with all my teammates. If there is a chance to win, I will go for it. Considering that he is my partner.”
Regarding the particularities of the circuit and the problems of the asphalt: “Overtaking is possible, but to overtake you have to do it before braking because off the line there is very little grip. Even the start will be difficult inside or outside the first corner. We have the FIA to make sure that the track is clean, because the drivers are not to blame, it’s like driving in the wet on a circuit that is dry on the line.