May 26, 2024

Carlos Sainz scores fourth podium of the year in the Monaco GP

Sunday, 26 May 2024:
- Race: P3, 78 laps

  • Carlos Sainz finished third in the Monaco GP, in a race that was compromised by a red flag after a big crash at the start and, in the restart, tyre management.
  • The Ferrari race driver fought for second place in the first start, but he received a contact and suffered a puncture. Nevertheless, given that the race was stopped, he stayed in his original starting position for the restart.
  • During the red flag, the mechanics looked thoughtfully at the SF-24 to ensure that it was all right and switched the tyres of the car, going from Mediums to Hards.
  • Carlos defended third place at the restart and took care of his tyre until the chequered flag, completing over 75 laps with them to clinch his third podium in Monte Carlo.

“It was a very tactical race. I had a very good first start off the line, to the point that I was side by side with Oscar into turn 1 and I went for the inside gap. We touched, I got a puncture and I thought that was it. Fortunately for me, the big accident behind meant I could return to P3 and thankfully everyone was OK".

"For the restart we had new Hard tyres and it was just a matter of managing the pace until the end and making sure Lando didn’t have a window to pit. Once this was achieved, I tried to overtake Oscar during the last laps but it’s simply too difficult if you are on the same strategy as the car ahead".

"I'm very happy for Charles! Winning your home race is something every driver dreams of and it was good to be able to celebrate with him on the podium!".

Canadian GP, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – 7-9 June 2024

HD Download
HD Download