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.
- 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