Oct 27, 2019

Hard compound compromises Carlos Sainz’s Mexican GP

  • Seventh on the grid, Carlos moved up to fourth with a great start that saw him passing Lewis Hamilton, the winner of the race in the end.
  • The Spaniard saved tyres until the pit-stop window, which he reached as the leading car of the midfield. But the hard compound didn’t perform as expected and pushed him out of the points.
  • Carlos’ car was sliding through corners, eventually coming in for a second pit-stop to switch to mediums and race to the flag.

"It was a really strange Grand Prix, because the hard tyre killed our race. The start was really good. I was able to save tyres in my first stint on soft tyres. I was pretty happy, but from the moment I put on the hard tyre I could sense that I had no grip. The car was sliding around. We didn’t have the pace. We stopped again and then we were out of point contention".

"We did everything that was in our hand, which was to start well and make it to the pit-stop window in good shape. It was good to fight again with Lewis Hamilton at the start, even though we couldn’t fight in the race because the tyres were not working. We will check what happened. The good thing is that we have another opportunity to score points next week in the United States".

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