Carlos Sainz has spoken about the strategy that he had at the Turkish Grand Prix qualifying.
Why it matters: The qualifying did not matter much to the Ferrari driver as he was set to start the race last due to the power unit change.
- Sainz’s main goal was to make sure that his teammate Charles Leclerc would advance to Q2.
- The Spaniard was also set to eliminate one of the competitors, who was Daniel Ricciardo.
What he had to say:
- “Basically I was driving around trying not to set a competitive lap time, just to make sure the other car was making it to Q2,” Sainz told Motorsport.com.
- “And then once Charles was safe I tried to push one lap to try and bump out a car from Q2, and coincidentally that car was Daniel, our direct competitor in the championship.”
- “So the plan was executed perfectly, also with with a tow to Charles in Q2.”