The Spaniard hasn’t missed a Q3 so far this season
Montréal, 7th June 2018.- Carlos Sainz crosses the Atlantic all the way to Quebec’s capital city to take part in the seventh round in the Formula One calendar: the Canadian Grand Prix, which will take place this weekend at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
The urban track of the Île Notre-Dame is the exact opposite of Monaco, which held its race a fortnight ago. Starting from tomorrow we will see long straights and some of the heaviest-braking points of the year, like the one in the last chicane before the finish line, where cars reduce from 320 km/h to 150 km/h in just 1,6 seconds as they try to avoid contact with the famous Wall of Champions.
Carlos arrives at Montréal on a good streak of results. He has been in all Q3 so far this season and has scored points in five of the past six races, including the one in Monte-Carlo, where he was tenth. Team-wise, the Renault Sport Formula One Team is fourth in the Constructors’ Championship with a six-point edge on its nearest competitors.
Tyres available for the Canadian GP are the three softest options on the Pirelli P Zero range: the supersoft, the ultrasoft and the hypersoft. Carlos will have three sets of supersofts, two of ultrasofts and eight of hypersofts, recognizable for its pink branding.
Today the Spaniard worked with his engineers and found a bit of time to answer the questions of the media. Later today, at 16:00 local time (22:00 Spanish time), Carlos will present the Infiniti Engineering Award to the Canadian winner. The winner will receive a 12-month contract to work with Infinity and Renault during the 2019 season.
“I am really looking forward to this weekend, because Canada is always special. We are again in a urban-track, with presents us with little grip but many overtaking opportunities. Races are usually fun in Canada, so we will try our best to keep up the trend”.
“We want to carry on with our trend, making it to Q3 and scoring points. Q3 can be tougher here because of our competitors’ Top Speed, but I am sure that we will fight our way to achieve it”.
Tomorrow the Canadian GP kicks-off with Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2, which will get underway at 10:00 and 14:00 local time (16:00 and 20:00 Spanish time). You will be able to follow Carlos’ progress via his social media channels and his official website, www.carlossainz.es.