Aug 2, 2020

Carlos Sainz suffers a tyre puncture when he was set to finish fourth at the British GP

Silverstone, 2nd August 2020
- Race: P13, 52 laps

  • Seventh at the Starting Grid, Carlos moved up to fifth in the first lap passing Racing Point’s Lance Stroll at Brooklands and his teammate Lando Norris around the outside line at Luffield.
  • The McLaren driver pitted on Lap 14, when the Safety-Car was out following the crash of Daniil Kvyat. He put hard tyres and returned on sixth place, right behind a car that was yet to stop.
  • On Lap 23, the Spaniard passed the Haas of Romain Grosjean at Stowe to reclaim his fifth place. And, with three laps to go, he moved up to fourth after Valtteri Bottas suffered a puncture on his Mercedes.
  • In the penultimate lap, an unfortunate puncture on the front left tyre took away his fourth place. Carlos pitted again and crossed the line on thirteenth place.

"I am very proud of all the work we have done until that unfortunate puncture. This result is especially painful, because hadn’t it been for this puncture, we would have finished fourth and now we would be celebrating a great result for the team. It was only one lap".

"I was patient at the start going through Turns 3 and 4, until we made it to Turn 6 and I saw an opportunity diving into the inside of Stroll. I passed him and then also Lando around the outside at Turn 7. We were set to finish fourth, but the tyres said ‘enough’".

"On a positive note, the car worked well on track and the boys did good pit-stops for the team, that’s why I am also sorry for them. Tomorrow we will turn our focus to the second race of Silverstone".

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