Jul 28, 2018

Carlos Sainz produces brilliant P5 for the Starting Grid of the Hungarian GP

  • The Spaniard made the most out of his car under extreme wet conditions to match his best-ever Qualifying performance in Formula 1
  • He qualified as the fastest Renault-powered car for Sunday’s Starting Grid
  • Under increasing rain, he made it through Q2 on intermediate tyres and switched to full-wets for Q3.



"I am really happy. It is time to celebrate, because today the conditions were very tricky and it is always good to shine in these circumstances. I have send out a message. It is what I had to do at this point in time. I kept my head cool under the rain and managed to make it through".

"I noticed that we had a chance as soon as it started to rain. During Q3 I decided to stay out on used tyres. I took some risks when I had to and I put together a good lap. Everything turned out perfect. It was the right choice to take".

"When I made it to Q3, I could feel that I had the control of the car. That was when I started to have fun".

"I don’t care if tomorrow rains, because I’m fast both in dry and wet conditions. We can start the race either on ultrasoft or soft tyres, so we will think about it tonight. We can make a one-stop race on either of the two".

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