Jul 25, 2019

Carlos Sainz, set to try to establish himself as the 'first of the rest' at the German GP

Penultimate race before the summer break

Hockenheim, July 25 2019.- Carlos Sainz has made his way to the centre of Europe, to the Hockenheimring circuit, which is set to play host to the 63rd running of the German Grand Prix of Formula 1.

The Spaniard is seventh in the Drivers' Championship ahead of the eleventh round of the calendar. He has a 13-point edge over the next driver after finishing sixth in Austria and Britain.

The Hockenheimring possesses one of the richest heritages in the series. It was built in 1932 and it held its maiden Championship race back in 1970, although it wasn’t until 2002 that it adopted its current 4.5 kilometres layout.

This season will mark Carlos' third appearance in the country. In 2018 he crossed the line in tenth place, but a time penalty pushed him back to twelfth in the final race classification.

C2, C3 and C4 will be the tyres available for the weekend. They will be identified as the hard, the medium and the soft compound respectively. Carlos will have two sets of the hardest option, three of the intermediate one and eight of the fastest one.

QUOTES:

"It’s been an interesting first half of the season and I’m determined to keep pushing as hard as ever before the summer break. There is still a long way to go in the Championship, but all our focus is on the next stop – Germany! Hockenheim is a classic track on the F1 calendar and we head there aiming to keep our momentum up".

"Everything is tighter than what it looks like in the Championship, so we must keep working hard in every session to make sure that we carry on the advantage we have in the standings. We must continue this way and try to reduce the gap to the teams ahead".