Apr 15, 2018

Carlos Sainz scores points at the Chinese GP with a hard-fought ninth place

  • A great start enabled him to put pressure on race-winner Ricciardo, but the Australian forced him out the track during the first lap. Carlos lost two positions and fell behind his teammate.
  • Carlos was stuck in traffic after his second pit-stop, which compromised the degradation of his front tyres and his pace.
  • Carlos scores two points for the World Championship as the sport travels to Baku for the Azerbaijan GP (April 29).


"I did a good start and managed to overtake my teammate Nico [Hülkenberg] and then Checo [Pérez]. Then I went for a Red Bull, but he squeezed me out during the first lap and lost my position to Nico".

"After my second pit-stop I had to push my tyres too much, but I had a lot of degradation and it was very difficult to attack the cars in front".

"I am happy that our two cars are in the points, but I still have work to do with my engineers to put the car to my taste".

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