‘Homework’ for Sainz and McLaren

Date published: September 27 2019

Carlos Sainz in his McLaren

McLaren endured a frustrating Friday at the Russian Grand Prix with Carlos Sainz admitting some of the things they tried “clearly didn’t work”.

Sainz struggled during FP2 as he was only 17th fastest, more than two seconds off the pace of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

And the Spaniard admits they have their work cut out for the remainder of the Sochi weekend.

“It has been a challenging day,” he said. “The truth is we tried a few things in FP2 which clearly didn’t work or were not in the right direction.

“Anyway, it looks to be a challenging weekend ahead of us, challenging because in sector three, we are not able to generate any grip from the tyres or from whatever it is.

“At the moment, sector three, that is most similar to Singapore, we are not finding the grip so a few question marks and some homework to do tonight.”

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