Nov 27, 2020

Carlos Sainz, positive after Friday in Bahrain: “I felt comfortable since the first Free practice”

Friday, 27th November 2020
- Free Practice 1: P4, 1:30.018, 31 laps
- Free Practice 2: P12, 1:30.271, 33 laps

  • In his first day at the Sakhir International Circuit, Carlos Sainz ran on the three compounds available this weekend and tested two experimental tyres for next season.
  • The McLaren driver put together 33 laps in the second Free Practice session, which was especially important given that it was the only one held in night conditions.

QUOTES:
"We expect another tight battle again this weekend with our main competitors but it’s impossible to say who has the edge from today’s running. In terms of degradation it’s a bit of a special weekend because I don’t think anyone’s going to be capable of doing a one-stop on Sunday, so we are up for interesting strategies during the race.
Today was a good Friday in general, with lots of testing and a good amount of laps on both sessions. All three compounds are working well. All three could be used in the race. I had to abort my flying lap on the soft compound due to the red flag but it was coming together nicely and I think we have a decent base line to fine tune tomorrow".

COMING UP:
Saturday, 28th November 2020
- Free Practice 3: 14:00 local time (12:00 CET)
- Qualifying: 17:00 local time (15:00 CET)

HD Download
HD Download