Carlos Sainz is not happy with giving the mechanics more work following his crash in FP2.

FP2 ended prematurely for Sainz. The Ferrari driver spun and hit a barrier at turn 14. The car was severely damaged, so he was not able to continue the session.

The Spaniard admits that he “has given everyone a bit of rough Friday night.”

“The pace is still there, I’m pretty fast out there. Just obviously disappointed because it’s not the way you want to start a weekend, by giving the mechanics extra [work]. I hit the barrier probably in the worst possible place; there was no Tecpro there, I hit straight into a concrete wall which, even at the speed I was going, felt quite harsh, so the car has damage.

“I’ve given everyone a bit of a rough Friday night, which is not ideal…”

Despite issues in the recent race weekends, Sainz is confident that he will bounce back.

“I am the first one that is not happy with the last two crashes… and I am the first one that is analyzing it and trying to take conclusions from it. I remember going through a very similar scenario last year where I crashed a couple of times and right after them came my best run of races in Formula 1. So I know how to come out of it.

“I think I’m still learning a lot of this car. This car is still surprising me, I’m not going to lie, it’s still things that are, let’s say, a bit out of my control that are surprising me, and as soon as I get on top of them and learn them, I think as you saw today, I can be quick in any given lap.”

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