Sunday, 9 May 2021
- Race: P7, 66 laps
- Carlos Sainz lived an uphill race at the Spanish GP since the start, when he fell from sixth to eighth.
- Given how difficult it was to overtake on track, both the strategy and the race pace were fundamental in his recovery drive.
- The Ferrari driver was one of the first cars to commit to a two-stop strategy, which ultimately proved to be a wise decision.
- With this result, the Spaniard’s streak remains intact: he has always scored points at the Spanish GP.
"I am not very satisfied with P7 today, to be honest. I had a poor getaway at the start and after the first corner I found myself surrounded and lost a couple of positions there. From then onwards, though, we had a very strong pace. Today the car was well balanced, and it performed quite well with the tyres. We still lack a bit of speed on the straights, which makes us struggle in the overtaking. We must work on that, and I must keep working on refining some details, because today with a stronger start we could have made it to P5. The strategy worked well, and the guys put together a couple of fast pit stops. It was a good team effort and we leave Spain with good points for the Championship. We must continue to analyse where we weren’t perfect, and push from there!".
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