Formula 1: Carlos Sainz acknowledged that at Ferrari “the year did not start as expected” and spoke of the dominance of Red Bull

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the pilot of Ferrari, Charles Sainzfifth in the World Cup Formula 1 and what comes with ending up in that position Miami GP he said on Sunday that they are “still trying to hit the key” to improve things in a season “that hasn’t started as expected”.

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“I feel very good, but the year has not started as we expected; we thought we would at least start from where we were a year ago, fighting for podiums and victories; but Red Bull (the team led by the Dutchman Max Verstappen; and the Mexican Sergio Pérez, second in World Cup) it is making things very difficult for us“, the 28-year-old rider -with one win and fifteen podiums in the premier class- commented this Thursday.

Sainz appeared at an event which took place at Kart Carlos Sainz from the Madrid city of La Rozas, organized by the managers of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, venue, in the first weekend of June, of the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Carlos Sainz, fifth in Miami.  Photo: Rudy Carezzevoli.

Carlos Sainz, fifth in Miami. Photo: Rudy Carezzevoli.

“We are still trying to find the key. There is still a lot to understand; we are still in a moment of analysis; to understand what Red Bull is doing that others are not doing,” said Sainz, who has 44 points. 75 less than the leader, Verstappen, who was his first teammate in F1 (in 2015 and at Toro Rosso, currently Alpha Tauri)

“But everyone in the team, in the factory, in Maranello, is doing everything possible to be able to improve, which is what we all hope,” commented the Spaniard from Ferrari, who after fourth place at the opening of Bahrain counts as best results the fifth obtained in Azerbaijan and in Miami, the last two Sundays.

“Although I’ve just arrived from Miami, I arrived yesterday; and before there are two more Grands Prix, the Spanish Grand Prix is ​​the one you think about the most,” said Carlos, who -within two- will face three consecutive race weekends: those of Emilia-Romagna, in Imola (Italy); Monaco and Spain, which will be held on June 4 at the Barcelona circuit of Montmeló.

Carlos Sainz Jr. in front of a Red Bull (in this case, Verstappen), a postcard rarely seen this year in Formula 1. Photo: ANGELA WEISS / AFP.

Carlos Sainz Jr. in front of a Red Bull (in this case, Verstappen), a postcard rarely seen this year in Formula 1. Photo: ANGELA WEISS / AFP.

“I still have the Imola and Monaco Grands Prix ahead of me, two weekends that will be very intense, but your home Grand Prix, which is Spain, is something you always have in mind,” said Carlos Sainz this Thursday in Las Rosas.

On the occasion of the event and before most of those present contested a karting event, Sainz had an informal chat with Spanish journalists who are following his sporting career in which he admitted to Efe that luck can go to a one way or another but that “at the end of the season you usually end up in the place you deserve”.

In turn, he acknowledged that he finds it difficult for the rest of the teams to catch up with Red Bull before the end of the season; and that at the Spanish Grand Prix his team – the most successful in history but which, for the moment, occupies fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship, with 78 points, 146 less than Red Bull – “will bring some improvements”.

Source: Clarin

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