Mar 25, 2018

Carlos Sainz clinches a point at an unfortunate Australian GP

  • The Spaniard of the Renault Sport Formula One Team suffered from indigestion, which ultimately compromised his race.
  • The Virtual Safety-Car played against Carlos, who lost his place to Valtteri Bottas and Stoffel Vandoorne as they pitted when the race was neutralized.
  • Carlos leaves Australia in good spirits and feeling happy for his team, whose two cars scored points today. Despite its initial tendency to oversteering, Carlos senses good pace in the R.S.18 and is confident for the events ahead
  • The next race in the Formula One calendar is the Bahrain Grand Prix, which will be held on the 6th, 7th and 8th of April.

"Today was a difficult Grand Prix. We had an issue in the water pump, which pumped water non-stop for the first 10 or 15 laps. I didn’t want to waste it, so I drank too much. I felt bad and I could feel the water moving in my stomach in every corner. Somehow I managed to make it through, but it was very uncomfortable".

"With the g-forces we have this year, this issue is even worse. Maybe I had indigestion, because I almost vomit during the Safety-Car period. This also compromises your performance at the wheel, because you can’t be at your 100% if you are not feeling well. I’m happy that I saved a point".

"I think it was a positive start for the team. Overall, we can be happy with our weekend. Qualifying and race were a bit frustrating for my side, but we must be happy because we had the pace and we will learn from the things we struggled with in this race. It’s nobody’s fault. It was bad luck. I’m convinced we will learn from it and do better next time".

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