Carlos Sainz completed 2nd at the 2021 Monaco GP but admitted that his podium finish was the ‘least enjoyable’ just one in his vocation.
In 2021, Sainz joined Ferrari right after expending two many years at rival crew McLaren. It was at Monaco that he really introduced his arrival at the Italian outfit, qualifying in 4th and ending P2 powering Max Verstappen in the race. This was Sainz’s first podium with Ferrari and also his 1st in the Principality.
Inspite of having 2nd area, in a latest job interview with Marca, the Spaniard admitted that he did not specially enjoy that weekend.
The former Renault driver feels that he was on study course for pole posture all through his final Q3 run in advance of teammate Charles Leclerc crashed, bringing the session to an finish. Beginning a race on pole in Monaco is a massive advantage for any driver and Sainz feels that he could have long gone on to acquire his initial F1 race.
🏆 Congratulations for the P2 in Monaco! Definitely happy! What a distinctive GP to attain your first Ferrari podium. Effectively finished @ScuderiaFerrari! 😀
— Carlos Sainz (@CSainz_oficial) May 23, 2021
“Monaco is the the very least fulfilling podium of my occupation,” he stated. “I was seriously pissed off on Sunday. What took place with Charles and all that in qualifying.”
“I try to remember that I did not get well from the disappointment for three days simply because it was my very first prospect to acquire a race and to acquire pole.”
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Leclerc is one particular of the swiftest drivers Carlos Sainz has at any time long gone up versus
Sainz put in two decently successful seasons at McLaren before leaping ship to Maranello. At the British team, he gained his initially-ever F1 podium at Interlagos in 2019 and put in solid performances guiding McLaren to a P3 complete the following yr.
In spite of his driving, his benefits usually went less than the radar and a whole lot of people today labelled him as ‘underrated’. However, he caught the environment of F1 by storm by finishing in advance of Ferrari’s ‘golden boy’ Leclerc in their very 1st time alongside one another as teammates.
Luck favoured the Madrid born driver in specific circumstances but he was exceptionally regular all over, earning 4 0f Ferrari’s 5 podiums in 2021. Sainz on the other hand feels that his debut time was very hard, owing to the fact that he went up towards a driver as fast as Leclerc.
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) January 2, 2022
“At Ferrari, I’ve occur up towards a person of the fastest motorists I’ve at any time faced,” the 27-yr outdated included. “A incredibly total driver.”
“I came from two extremely excellent decades at McLaren. I wasn’t afraid to consider on any one or something. The to start with half was rough. I had to adapt, but in the next 50 percent, I begun to go extremely rapid and sense incredibly cozy with the car.
“That allowed me to do success and races at the level I predicted of myself,” he concluded.
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