Sainz stays positive despite bad luck

Date published: September 1 2015 - Editor

The frustration is starting to build for Carlos Sainz after four consecutive retirements, but the Spaniard is determined to bounce back at Monza. 

Sainz has impressed during his rookie season as he finished in the points in four of his first seven races, but things haven't gone his way recently as he has had four DNFs in his last four grands prix through no fault of his own. 

Despite his recent woes, the 21-year-old has vowed to keep his chin up. 

"It's obviously a big frustration, four consecutive races in the points, four consecutive retirements," he is quoted as saying by Autosport. 

"Austria I was P9 when I retired, Silverstone P8, Hungary P5 or P6, and Belgium I started P10, and with everything that happened, without doing nothing special, I would have finished P7. 

"When things like this happen you need to stay positive, think that at least in my rookie season these retirements are not coming from me, just things that have nothing to do with me. 

"But it's another missed opportunity, so as you can imagine, big frustration for me already. 

"At the end it will just make me stronger, character building as you say in your language, and we'll come back stronger in Monza [for the Italian Grand Prix]."