Carlos Sainz said that the race at Monza was not easy for him, but the sixth place helped the team to minimize the damage against McLaren.

Why it matters: Sainz admitted that the podium was close. However, the speed was not enough and he did not feel very confident in his SF21 around Monza.

Details: 

  • The home Grand Prix was hard for Ferrari, and Sainz said that the tire degradation on the rear was pretty high. 
  • Another issue for Ferrari is the top speed. The engine does not produce as many horsepowers as the Mercedes or Honda one, a big disadvantage at Monza.
  • Sainz also added that he needs more confidence in the low-drag circuits, something he will look to improve in the future. 

We saved the weekend in the end, but it was very hard. We degraded the rear tires a lot, and our top speed was not the best. We had the podium close, but I did not have the speed or the confidence in the car to attack it. It has not gone as I wanted. 

Carlos Sainz

I am an Italian guy. I love Motorsport because of the emotions that it gives me and I grew up watching races. That's what I love!