He is up to sixth in the Drivers' Championship
Ciudad de México, October 24rd 2019.- Carlos Sainz has already arrived at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, home to the Mexican Grand Prix, the first of the three transatlantic races in the Formula 1 calendar ahead of the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
This is one of the most intense Grand Prixes in the calendar thanks to the passion of the Mexican fans. Mexico held its maiden race in 1963 and remained in the calendar until 1970. It made a comeback from 1986 to 1992. After disappearing for more than two decades, it returned with great success in 2015 and recently it has just secured a deal until 2022.
Even though Carlos has historically performed well in this track, this is one of the two only circuits in the calendar where he is yet to score points. He was close to doing so in 2018, but an electrical issue forced his retirement when he was eighth. In 2017 he retired early into the race when he was holding on to sixth place, also with an issue.
The tyres available for the weekend are the C2, the C3 and the C4, which 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 softest.
"My goal ahead of this weekend’s race is to score points I had a broken engine in 2017 due to an electrical issue when I was racing in sixth place and I also had to retire in 2018 when I was eight. We come now from a good result in Japan that has enabled us to move up to sixth in the Drivers’ Championship and we will try and work to keep this momentum here in Mexico".
"We will be bringing some updates to the car. Small updates, but they are always useful to be competitive and try to clinch that fourth place in the Constructors’ title. Even though these upgrades are for this year’s car, we are well aware that they can be a good learning curve for the 2020 one, which is already taking shape back in the factory".
The Mexican GP will begin on Friday with the first Free Practice sessions, which will be held at 10:00 and 14:00 local time, 17:00 and 21:00 Spanish time. As always, you will be able to be up to date with Carlos both through his social media channels and his official website www.carlossainz.es.