- Carlos set a time of 1:36.982 that gave him the best possible position to start tomorrow’s race with free tyre choice: eleventh.
- The Spanish driver finished just 18 thousandths of a second away from the top 10 and Q3.
- Tomorrow, points are a realistic goal for this season’s last race; tyre management will be his biggest challenge.
"It wasn’t the end of qualifying that I wanted. My first lap in Q2 was really good. Then, in my second attempt in Q2, I had oversteer problems, and the rear would lock when I tried to change the breaking point. That cost me a couple of tenths, and with such a tight midfield today, I just missed out on Q3. I will now gather with my engineers to understand why the car behaved like that, but most importantly to prepare the race. Tyres will be the key, and we can choose our strategy".
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the last of the 2018 Formula One season. It will take place tomorrow at 17:10 local time, 14:10 in Spain. Until then, it’s easy to follow Carlos thanks to his personal profiles in social network and his website: www.carlossainz.es.