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Carlos Sainz has explained that a strong gust of wind may have contributed to his qualifying spin, but is not looking for excuses after crashing his Ferrari.
Carlos Sainz’s Saturday came to a premature and disappointing end after crashing out of qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ferrari broke curfew at the Hungaroring on Friday night in order to fit Carlos Sainz’s SF21 with a new power unit.
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz admitted that, while the Hungaroring should suit Ferrari’s strengths, they’re not getting ahead of themselves.
From a slow low downforce track, Carlos Sainz says today’s cars means drivers can achieve “crazy” lap times at the Hungaroring.
Carlos Sainz says the “crazy” downforce of modern F1 cars has ensured the Hungaroring is no longer a low-speed circuit.
Charles Leclerc loves to be optimistic, but does not believe it would be realistic to expect a Ferrari victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz is finding the car he was in last year, the McLaren, one of the most difficult ones to overtake on track.
So close to a famous Silverstone win for Charles Leclerc and a P6 for Carlos Sainz, the Spaniard calls that a job well done for Ferrari.
George Russell has been given a three-place grid penalty for Sunday’s British Grand Prix after his first-lap contact with Carlos Sainz in sprint qualifying.
Carlos Sainz says an “obvious” error from George Russell is the reason the two drivers came together during sprint qualifying.
Carlos Sainz was disappointed he could not replicate his Q2 time in the decisive session of British Grand Prix qualifying.
Charles Leclerc says Carlos Sainz and Sebastian Vettel have different characteristics which makes them “very very strong” as a team-mate.
Lando Norris admits out on the track there is “no one I would want to beat more” than his former team-mate, Carlos Sainz.
Carlos Sainz says he and Charles Leclerc are collaborating well at Ferrari – and working to push forward rather than focus on in-fighting.
Carlos Sainz is a “wily old driver” with Damon Hill praising his strategy, which he reckons the Spaniard decided, in Austria.
Racing his way from P10 on the grid to fifth in Austria, Carlos Sainz feels he is starting to be the “Carlos that I want to be in Ferrari”.
Carlos Sainz believes Ferrari have no reason to “envy” McLaren, but only when it comes to cornering speed as they struggle on the straights.
Carlos Sainz admitted that getting his Ferrari ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris in the Austrian Grand Prix will be “almost impossible” on Sunday.
Charles Leclerc is confident that Ferrari’s strong Sunday pace from the Styrian Grand Prix remains for the second race in Austria.
Carlos Sainz was impressed with the speed of Ferrari in Styria, saying they’d progressed to being almost on the pace of Red Bull and Mercedes.
Carlos Sainz has described the “very strange scenario” of unlapping himself from Lewis Hamilton during the Styrian Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc believes his recovery drive to earn P7 in Styria was one of his best performances in Formula 1 to date.
Carlos Sainz said he partially expected to be knocked out of qualifying in Q2 in Styria with continuing concerns over Ferrari’s tyre degradation issue.
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz admitted the team are using the Styrian GP to try and work out how to fix their tyre problems, to improve for the second race in Spielberg.
Carlos Sainz has revealed investigations are very much under way for Ferrari after their dismal showing at Paul Ricard.
Carlos Sainz cited tyre degradation as the reason why Ferrari “got something really wrong” in their French Grand Prix horror show.
Charles Leclerc says Ferrari “eat these tyres too fast” and worries the team may suffer in future races after a tough afternoon in France.
Carlos Sainz has said he feels pleased to have shown his full potential in qualifying in a Ferrari, saying it’s “about time” that it happened.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz admitted the wind and heat has made it tricky to drive around Le Castellet, but they are “not too far away” from competing.