Mar 14, 2015

Carlos Sainz eighth in his first qualifying session

The Toro Rosso driver achieved a great result in the qualifying in the Australia Grand Prix Formula 1

Carlos Sainz: "I'm very happy, it feels great to be starting my first ever Formula 1 race from P8 on the grid tomorrow! It was quite a smooth qualifying session apart from Q1, where I made a small mistake, but I didn't let that affect me and from then onwards everything went really well. I just kept focused and tuned the car to my liking to extract its full potential. I feel very comfortable in the car, I'm really enjoying myself a lot. It's difficult to know what to expect tomorrow, as it will be my first race, but I'm looking forward to it. It will surely be a bit of an adventure but this is what I've been preparing myself for the whole winter and I feel ready."

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m26.327s - 
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m26.921s 0.594s 
3 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m27.718s 1.391s 
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m27.757s 1.430s 
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m27.790s 1.463s 
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m28.087s 1.760s 
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m28.329s 2.002s 
8 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m28.510s 2.183s 
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m28.560s 2.233s 
10 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m29.480s 3.153s 
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m28.800s - 
12 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m28.868s - 
13 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m29.070s - 
14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m29.208s - 
15 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m29.209s - 
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m31.376s - 
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m31.422s - 
18 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Honda 1m32.037s -