- The Spaniard of Renault started nineteenth after his team chose to change the power-unit before the race.
- Carlos didn’t feel comfortable with his set-up, which was identical to the one used in Qualifying, and struggled through the middle sector, the one that required the most downforce.
- During the race, he fought back to eleventh to cross the line just one position short from the points.
"It was an uphill race today. We gambled a bit starting on medium tyres. My start was good and I was able to overtake a couple cars in the opening laps, but I expected more from that compound. Today we didn’t have the pace, more or less like yesterday, and fighting back proved to be really difficult. At least we were able to overtake other cars and finish close to the points"
"We had to run on a low-downforce package and that compromised our tyre management, both in terms of temperature and degradation. We have to learn from it. We struggle in low-downforce tracks, but we will use the experience gathered this weekend to improve as much as possible for Monza".