09/05/2021 at 7:11 PM CEST
The Spanish Charlie Sainz (Ferrari), which finished seventh this Sunday on Big Prize from Countries Low, the thirteenth of the world from Formula One, said at the Zandvoort circuit that “it was a very rare race”, in which “from the second or third lap I already saw that I had no rhythm”.
“It was a very rare race. From the second or third lap I could see that I had no rhythm and that the car was slipping much more than in free practice and much more than in qualifying,” explained the Spaniard from Ferrari, who now he is seventh in the World Cup, with 89.5 points; two and a half points less than its Monegasque companion Charles Leclerc, who, after finishing fifth, snatched sixth place in a general led by the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) with 224.5 units, three more than the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
“It was weird. Little by little I was going backwards. I was wearing a lot of tires to keep up with those in front,” the Madrid driver commented to the Dazn television channel.
“I finished with a bad rhythm and with a lot of wear and tear and I have been going backwards,” he said Sainz, which will return to Monza (Italy) next weekend, where last year he finished second in the Italian Grand Prix with McLaren.
“And, in the end, when I was hoping to make a run on the attack, attacking Pierre (Gasly, French for Alpha Tauri) ya Charles (Leclerc), I ended up looking at the mirrors (rear-view mirrors), because nothing was going, “he said Charlie Sainz this Sunday at Zandvoort, where Ferrari snatched third place in the Constructors’ World Championship from McLaren.