- The Spaniard of Renault celebrated his 24th birthday with the perfect Qualifying session: P7 in Monza, the toughest circuit of all for the RS18.
- Carlos was the second fastest driver of the midfield and the fastest Renault.
- He used a rear-wing with more downforce after the team found a DRS issue on his teammate’s during Free Practice 3.
- Points are the goal for the Italian GP, which will begin on Sunday at 15:10 Spanish time.
"Had somebody told me before the weekend that I was going to be seventh on the starting grid, I would have struggled to believe it. It was one of my best Qualifying performances of the year, especially because how hard it is here in a track that doesn’t suit us. I found the car again after the issues we went through in Belgium. I felt comfortable, our fast times are out there".
"I did a good lap in Q1 and I could already tell that I had the pace. I improved consistently and we made it very far. The day began on a strange not, since we had to change the rear-wing and put more downforce on it after an issue on Nico’s DRS during Free Practice 3".
"Tomorrow we will try and use the slipstreams, because our wing produces a lot of downforce on the straights. Hopefully we won’t run out of them".
The Italian GP will begin on Sunday at 15:10 Spanish time. You can follow Carlos on his social media channels and on his website www.carlossainz.es.