May 26, 2019

Carlos Sainz, sixth and 'first of the rest' at the Monaco GP

  • With a double overtaking manoeuvre through the outside at Turn 3 in the opening lap and a precise race-strategy, Carlos fought back from ninth to sixth at the Monaco GP.
  • The McLaren driver stayed on track during the Safety-Car period, increasing his pace steadily to perform an overcut over Ricciardo and Magnussen to secure himself the final result.
  • The 8 points scored today enable the Spaniard to move up to seventh in the Drivers' World Championship, placing him as the first driver behind the dominant teams.

QUOTES:

"I am very happy with this sixth place, because it was hard fought. We started our fight yesterday when we put a great lap in the Qualifying session and we fought again today. I passed both Toro Rossos through the outside at Turn 3 in Lap 1; first Albon, racing side by side with him after Turn 1, and then Kvyat. It was risky, but no doubt it payed off!".

"When I saw other cars pitting under the Safety-Car, I pushed to create some space. I am really proud of this result. We scored very important points in a track that didn’t suit us too much. We must keep on working to improve".

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