Carlos Sainz Jr had an interesting fight with Max Verstappen at the Canada GP. He was not fast enough for Max, but he is happy with his result. “That was a solid race and an intense battle with Max (Verstappen) to the line,” said Sainz for thecheckeredflag.
“The pace was very good during the entire race, but unfortunately we lost the lead after the last Safety Car. From there, I gave it my all to pass the Red Bull, but to overtake here you need a bit more than two or three extra tenths.
“Even though I’m disappointed at not getting the win, there are many positives to take from Canada. We were the fastest on track today and I felt much better in the car, being able to push constantly throughout the race”.
“Now we need to build momentum and carry this feeling onto the next race,” he said. “Next stop, Silverstone”.
Charles Leclerc on the race
Charles Leclerc finished in fifth place and found what frustrated him the most.
“I gave it my all,” admitted Leclerc. “It never feels good to finish in P5, but considering where we started and the way that the race unfolded, it was the best result we could bring home today. “The first part of the race was quite frustrating, as we were stuck behind a DRS train, so it was all about practicing patience.
After our pit stop, we came back out behind another DRS train and started fighting our way back up. “This part was much more fun, because I had to be quite aggressive to make it work. It was just one of those races where you had to maximize the points and that’s exactly what we did today.
“I’m looking forward to Silverstone now. It’s one of my favourite circuits on the calendar and hopefully we can score some big points there”.