- The Spaniard of Renault scored two points at Monza, the toughest track for the RS18.
- It was a race of damage limitation for Carlos, whose rear wing had more downforce than his rivals’.
- He moved up to fifth at the start and resisted against rivals with a higher Top Speed than him.
- The World Championship will travel now to Singapore, where Carlos was fourth in 2017.
"A good Sunday and a good weekend overall. It was a tough race, just as we expected. It was tougher than Qualifying because, with no DRS and no slipstream, we lacked Top Speed. But we gave it all and I managed to put the car as high as possible on the standings".
"This weekend is really important because we were ahead of faster rivals for quite a long time. Today it was more difficult, but I am happy still because there was nothing left. I found myself with the car after the weekend we had in Belgium, I felt more comfortable and we were able to walk away with yet another Q3 and more points. I am happy that I scored points in Monza. Now we will go to Singapore, another circuit I really like. It brings back some good memories".