Oct 31, 2015

Carlos Sainz in Mexican Grand Prix

The driver of Toro Rosso debut at Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit

Carlos Sainz: "It's been a bit of a tricky first day here in Mexico, the track was very slippery. In the morning we struggled a bit with brake temperatures, which didn't allow me to push as much as I wanted in FP1. The good news is that it was better during this afternoon's FP2 and I was therefore able to learn the track, step by step. We have a big of margin of improvement in terms of the car balance, as I wasn't very comfortable today compared to the rest of the season. There's a bit of homework to do tonight and it's definitely going to be a challenging weekend but I'm looking forward to the rest of it."

Free Practice 1 and 2
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m21.531s - 36
2 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m21.776s 0.245s 27
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m21.868s 0.337s 28
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m21.961s 0.430s 33
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m21.984s 0.453s 32
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m22.399s 0.868s 33
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m22.721s 1.190s 28
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m22.993s 1.462s 36
9 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m23.109s 1.578s 25
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m23.289s 1.758s 32
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m23.290s 1.759s 34
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m23.363s 1.832s 24
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m23.364s 1.833s 41
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m23.430s 1.899s 39
15 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m23.597s 2.066s 33
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m23.614s 2.083s 26
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m24.533s 3.002s 34
18 Alexander Rossi Marussia/Ferrari 1m25.940s 4.409s 29
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m26.968s 5.437s 28
- Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault - - 2