Carlos Sainz has said Ferrari will try and use the Styrian Grand Prix to solve the issues the team have with the tires.

16th for Charles Leclerc in France is one of Ferrari’s worst race finishes ever, and it was not of his doing. The team are battling tire management issues, which they hope to figure out the cause of in Styria, Sainz has revealed.

“We’re approaching this as a bit of a test opportunity,” Sainz said. “because six days of running in two weeks, it’s going to give us the opportunity to back-to-back a lot of data and we always have next week to correct the bad direction.”

“But at the same time we still want to optimise every weekend. We’re still fighting for P3 in the championship and we said right from the beginning that it’s going to be a mid to long-term issue to solve, not one race and we’re back… with the front tyres.”

Ferrari will hope for better fortunes in this Styrian Grand Prix, after Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel crashed into eachother last year.

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