Carlos Sainz believes that he lost half a second at the end of his final Q3 attempt in Montreal.
Sainz was close to getting pole position in Canada – the Spaniard was ahead of Max Verstappen after first two sectors during his final Q3 lap. However, he went on to finish the session 3rd, almost eight tenths away from the Dutchman.
“In that lap I was coming purple sector one, then sector two I knew I had lost a bit too much and then I just tried to do a very quick last corner, then it didn’t pay out and it cost me half a second,” Sainz reflected on his performance.
“I was just trying to go for it, for the pole and in the end I ended up P3 for that mistake.”
At the same time, Sainz was optimistic about his chances on Sunday.
“We’re in a good position for tomorrow, I think it’s going to be a good fight with Max at the front. And let’s see what we can do with Fernando because he’s been very quick all weekend so let’s see how it goes.”