Carlos Sainz assured that Scuderia Ferrari had made amends after a disappointing Portuguese GP last week.
Carlos Sainz had a tough race last Sunday at Portimao. The Ferrari driver started on a high 5th position, but finished on a low 11th as he struggled to find competitive pace in his SF21 car.
Ahead of the Spanish GP, the local hero made a debrief of the latest race.
“On Sunday night, as you can imagine, I didn’t have many positives to take because I was not happy with with how Sunday went. It was a very bad race. A lost opportunity more than anything,” he said.
“After running fourth in the race, to finish 11th in this modern Formula 1 it means that something has gone clearly wrong and something has not quite worked out,” he added.
At the same time, the Spaniard admitted that the team would do its best in order not to repeat the mistakes of the Portuguese GP.
“With a bit more time to analyse, letting a few days by, a lot of analysis made by the team, by myself trying to to figure out what went on, we clearly didn’t do a good job all around,” he commented.
“We’ve taken our conclusions, we’ve taken our analysis, and we are going to try to put things in place for this weekend to try and get better.”
“There’s still things to do to improve things to get used to, things to understand. Clearly, we didn’t expect the medium tyre to behave the way it did behave. We were very aggressive with the stop lap and everything and it didn’t go to plan. But with what we had beforehand, we thought that was going to be okay, and it was clearly not not the case,” Carlos Sainz said in the end.