Aug 16, 2020

Carlos Sainz, hard-fought P6 at the Spanish GP: “We deserved a race like this one”

Montmeló, 16th August 2020
- Race: P6, 65 laps

  • Carlos Sainz finished sixth at the Spanish GP. His streak continues: he has scored points in each and every visit he has paid to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as a Formula 1 driver.
  • The McLaren driver started seventh and held on until Lap 25, when he pitted for another set of soft tyres.
  • The Spanish returned in sixth position, gaining a position over Red Bull’s Alexander Albon. He pitted again on Lap 43, defending wheel-to-wheel from the Thai driver.
  • On the final laps, Carlos passed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the main straight to clinch P6 at this home Grand Prix.

“We have deserved a race like this one for a long time, but I am happy that it has finally happened in my home Grand Prix. A clean and trouble-free race, but also very tough, with overtakings, defensive manoeuvres and a strategy game. I am very happy and I hope that this gives us even more confidence for the rest of the calendar”.

“We had the pace to take on the fight to the Ferraris and the Racing Points, and also the Red Bull. We wanted to fight for Albon’s position and today we recovered what we had lost yesterday in Qualifying. Shame for the last few laps, because hadn’t I been lapped I would have been fifth with Perez’s time-penalty”.

“The Circuit is still a lucky charm for me. It is just a shame that the fans couldn’t enjoy it with the fans, because it would have been fun. I took a glimpse while going around Turn 5 and I was saddened to see the missing space of my grandstand, but hopefully next year we will be together again”.

Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps – 28th-30th August 2020

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