Carlos Sainz has reacted to Pierre Gasly’s another impressive qualifying performance at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

Why it matters: Gasly finished 5th in Friday’s qualifying session, ahead of both Ferrari cars.

Details:

  • Sainz admits that Ferrari needs to find a way to beat AlphaTauri.
  • The Spaniard is happy with his Friday performance overall.

What he had to say:

  • “I managed to hit the ground running on Friday. If you put this quali format at the beginning of the year, I would have struggled a bit more. But now at the end of the year, I felt like I was on top of it since FP1, which allowed me to put some good laps together in Q1, Q2 and get to Q3 and nail a good lap.”
  • “It [Gasly’s result] is no surprise. They have a very strong car, they have been very quick all season, it’s just now they look to be finding the consistency they were maybe lacking at the beginning. And that car is seriously quick.”
  • “We will try to beat it and try to keep improving because as Ferrari, we don’t want to be beaten by AlphaTauri even if we beat both McLarens.”

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