Jul 1, 2018

Tyre issues compromise Carlos Sainz at the Austrian GP

  • Carlos was up to eighth by the time he started to struggle with blistering and tyre vibration on the rear-end.
  • An extra pit-stop didn’t solve the issue, which reappeared when he switched to supersofts.
  • An incident during his second pit-stop didn’t help Carlos’ race neither.
  • Coming up is the British GP, which will take place next week at Silverstone to complete the first triple-header of 2018.



"This Grand Prix was a pity from the start. I did a very good start, but I was cornered in Turn 1. I lost a few places, although we were still quick on ultrasofts. Our struggle began when we switched to softs, as we encountered tyre degradation and blistering. The balance of the car changed completely and it became undrivable".

"I couldn’t see anything in the straights. The rear-end tyres vibrated a lot and it happened the same when we changed to supersofts. I had oversteering and so many blisters that it was like driving on ice. It is a shame, because our normal pace was much better than this".

"We have many things to analyse, but I think that it has been a surprise for everybody. The heat didn’t help us neither. We lost two seconds per lap, so we will work to find out the reasons behind this struggle".

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