Apr 8, 2018

Carlos Sainz, eleventh at the Bahrain GP: “No chance of fighting today”

  • The Spaniard’s race was compromised at the start; he was later stuck in traffic. Carlos had wheel spin at the start due to a bad engine-map selection, which costed him several positions
  • From then on, he was stuck in traffic throughout the race and couldn’t exploit his full pace
  • He had to save fuel and so be conservative during most of the event, especially in the closing stages, which impeded him from defending the points
  • After today’s eleventh place, Carlos sets his sights on the upcoming Chinese GP

“Today we had no chance of fighting. The start was key. We had too much wheel spin. I think we weren’t right with our engine-map selection. That compromised the rest of our race, because we were stuck in traffic”.

“We were behind Hartley during the first laps and then behind the Force Indias, which were slower but had a good top speed. We were out of position, I think we could have raced between the sixth and the eighth. I also had to lift and save fuel, especially in the closing stages of the race”.

“I have had problems with the balance of the car this weekend, and I haven’t been able to check whether they have been solved or not because I’ve been in traffic during the whole race. Now we will go to China, a race that I like a lot. I have fond memories of it”.

Formula 1 doesn’t sleep as it travels all the way to Shanghai, home to the Chinese Grand Prix, which will be held from the 13th to the 15th of April. You will be able to follow Carlos via his social media channels and his official website www.carlossainz.es.

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