Carlos Sainz believes that he and Ferrari need to find out what lead to the issues during the Australian GP race weekend.

Sainz’s race ended on lap 2 after he spun while trying to overtake Mick Schumacher and stuck in the gravel. Before that, the Spaniard lost 5 places on the opening lap. He explained what went wrong on Sunday.

“We had again a problem with the steering wheel, a similar problem to yesterday. There were a few buttons that were not working.

“We had to change the steering wheel and it meant that the steering wheel was not well positioned for the start and we triggered anti-stall in both starts because of the clutch and the torque.

“I was on the back foot and I tried to make up the places in the first three laps and I clearly made a mistake when the tire was probably not ready to to start overtaking. I misjudged the grip and I made a mistake which caused me the retirement.

“So clearly not perfect, I haven’t been perfect this weekend. We haven’t been perfect as a team, clearly, and we need to analyze what we did wrong and see if we can come back better.”

Sainz stated that he might have been able to compete for a top 4 finish.

“For sure this car, in the worst possible scenario today, was to do top four with a good comeback. Without the issues of yesterday, without the issues of today, we should have been on the fight for the win.

“So to go away with zero points is very disappointing. We need to be more perfect as a team and this weekend we clearly haven’t been.”

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