Carlos Sainz admitted that he “cannot be happy” with his result at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Sainz moved up to 3rd place at the start of the race in Singapore. However, the Spaniard did not manage to catch up with Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez.
In the end, Sainz ended the race in P3. Despite the podium finish, he was not satisfied with his performance.
“I think I cannot be happy because I wish I could have put some pressure together with Charles on Checo, and we could have been both up there to play a bit with Checo,” the Ferrari driver said.
“But today [on Sunday] I simply didn’t have the pace and it’s something that I need to look at. That’s why I’m not happy at all because it’s normally the conditions where I normally am quite quick and normally execute good races.
“At some point, I had to settle a bit because it was not worth taking any risks because I was P3 with 10 seconds behind and 10 seconds in front.
“And, at that point, you have to bring also the P3 for the team, instead of pushing a bit too much and making a mistake.
“So [it’s] something to look at, but of course, I am not happy and I will look at this race with good analysis and come back stronger in Suzuka.”