Sep 5, 2021

Carlos Sainz saves seventh place at the Dutch GP

Sunday, 5 September 2021
-       Race: P7, 71 laps

  • Carlos finished seventh in a difficult Dutch GP. He had to deal with the balance of his car, which he felt different to the rest of the weekend.
  • Sixth on the grid, the Ferrari driver had to play a defensive race. He started on the Soft compound and changed to Hard tyres after 31 laps.
  • The hardest tyre compound didn’t contribute to improve the balance of the SF21, which ultimately lost pace in the closing stages and fell to seventh place on the last lap.

“Overall it’s been a positive weekend for the team although it hasn’t been the best for me, despite the good recovery from yesterday. My race today was very far from what I was looking for. I could not match the pace I had on Friday as I completely lost the good feeling I’d had with the car until then. I just couldn’t find the right balance, sliding too much and with a lot of degradation. I was planning to attack and fight for positions, but I ended up having to defend. We need to analyze what happened today and move on. On the positive side, we scored some good points for the team, which puts us in a stronger position in the Constructors’".

“Now I am looking forward to Monza. It will be my first Italian GP as a Ferrari driver and I am sure it’ll be a weekend I will remember forever".

Italian GP, Autodromo Nazionale di Monza – 11-13 September 2021

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