Carlos Sainz looks back with pride at the Russian Grand Prix, which he described as his ‘best weekend with Ferrari’. The Spaniard says he felt he had a ‘very strong weekend’ and is also grateful to his team for third place: “The team did a good job with the timing of the pit stops.”
Sainz had a good start from second place, overtaking Lando Norris for the lead. He was able to keep that lead for a while, but when the tires started to wear out, he had to put up with his former teammate again. After the first pit stop, Sainz was surprised to hear from the team that they were aiming for fifth place, while he was still in the lead for a while. The rain that fell in the last laps of the race gave the Spaniard the chance to at least get on the podium. He looks back with pride on his third place.
“This was definitely my best weekend with Ferrari,” said Sainz. “I feel like I put in a very strong weekend from the free practice sessions. We had a good start and had good pace management in the very difficult conditions. I’m not going to lie, I’m very proud of this weekend.”
In addition to his own achievements, Sainz also has only positive words for how his team has worked in Russia. “The team has done well with the timing of the pit stops. On Saturday we went to the soft tire at the right time”, he refers to the qualifying, in which he came second fastest by making an attempt on the soft tire on a slightly damp circuit, just like the rest of the field. the pole position.
“I think this was my strongest weekend for Ferrari,” said Sainz. “I don’t know if it was perfect, because that word is sometimes very strong. There are always things that you can improve afterwards, so perfect is not the right word. But it was my most complete weekend, let’s put it this way,” said the number three of the Russian Grand Prix.