Oct 7, 2018

Carlos Sainz scores a point after an intense comeback in Japan

  • Carlos Sainz fought back up to tenth in the Japanese GP, where he secured a point with an overtaking manoeuvre three laps before the chequered flag.
  • The Spaniard passed Magnussen and Leclerc at the start, and then Hartley after the Safety-Car period.
  • Three laps before the end, he passed Gasly to complete his recuperation.
  • He has scored 11 of the last 12 points of Renault in the Championship.


"I am happy. Today’s result was the result of hard-work. I did a good start. I took a gamble and passed a couple cars, and then Hartley after the Safety-Car to get in the fight for points. I passed three or four cars after my pit-stop. I thought it would be had to overtake, but then I managed to find a way past Gasly. It was fun. I enjoyed quite a bit".

"We have scored a point! We have worked for it. I tried to put together every braking-point, because we had some issues with the temperatures of our brakes, but I knew that my pace was better than Gasly’s and that I could pass him".

"I am managing to score points in circuits where at first it seemed impossible to do so, so I am happy. We must keep this trend for the rest of the year".

Formula One will travel now to America, starting with the United States GP on October 19th. Until then, you will be able to keep up to date with Carlos on social media and his official website www.carlossainz.es.

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