Sep 29, 2019

Carlos Sainz shines and finishes sixth at the Russian GP

  • Fifth on the grid, Carlos passed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas at the start to move up to fourth.
  • The McLaren driver hold on to a faster race pace than his rivals, who never got to fight with him for track position.
  • He fought with Red Bull’s Alex Albon in the last part of the race, finishing sixth and narrowing to just three points the gap to the sixth-placed driver in the Championship.


"Great day for the whole team. We did a very good race. The start was perfect and we can take pride in the fact that we battled the Ferraris and the Mercedes going into the first corner. Then I was controlling the race with a very good pace. In the end we were the first of the rest".

"We progressed massively this weekend. We had some issues on Friday, but we did a great Qualifying on Saturday and today we didn’t put a foot wrong. We hadn’t been in the points for a few races because of reasons beyond my control and today we had to clinch that P6 finish. Thanks to the team for all their work. We’ve scored points with both cars again".

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