Apr 11, 2015

Carlos Sainz in China Grand Prix: Qualifying

The Spanish driver finished fourteenth in qualifying Grand Prix of China

Carlos Sainz: "This morning in FP3 we made a step forward in terms of performance and the car felt better, but when we went into Qualy this afternoon we didn't manage to find that extra bit. By missing out on two or three tenths we didn't get into Q3 and we're not in the best position for tomorrow. However, we know that we have a decent pace on long runs and we showed some good consistency yesterday, so to finish in the top ten is still our main target."

Qualifying
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m35.782s -
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m35.824s 0.042s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m36.687s 0.905s
4 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m36.954s 1.172s
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m37.143s 1.361s
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m37.232s 1.450s
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m37.540s 1.758s
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m37.905s 2.123s
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m38.067s 2.285s
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m38.158s 2.376s
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m38.134s -
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m38.209s -
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m38.393s -
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m38.538s -
15 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m39.290s -
16 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m39.216s -
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m39.276s -
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m39.280s -
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m42.091s -
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m42.842s -