Mar 17, 2019

Carlos Sainz retires from the Australian GP with a technical glitch

  • An issue related to the power unit of his McLaren forced his retirement eleven laps into the race.
  • Carlos had recovered four places since the start and was racing close to the points at the time of the stoppage.
  • Pending the final analysis, the MGU-K seems to be the cause behind the technical problem.

"It is a shame that we retired, because the race was going well. I did a solid start, I recovered four places and I found my way into the battle for points… If we take a look at where Stroll and Kvyat finished, we see today that points were possible after that start".

"We were in the middle of a comeback. It was the race we had to do, but this is Formula 1. I had all the bad luck this weekend. Hopefully we will have clean Grand Prixes from now on".

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