Carlos Sainz: “Our goal is to be fifth in the constructors”

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The second year of Carlos Sainz in Formula 1 has been a tremendous boost for the driver from madrid, not only in results, if not also in consideration in the paddock. Their poor results following the departure of Max Verstappen and its superior performance compared to Daniil Kvyat has established itself as one of the best pilots of the season for many, and his name came to sound even as a possible second pilot of the Mercedes, before Sainz desmintiese.

Your panorama of the future from 2018 continues to blur, aground before a possible opportunity with Red Bull which has not yet reached, but that, meanwhile, retained at Toro Rosso before the interest of formations such as Renault. But for 2017, the son of the champion rally aspires to, and hopes that its new power unit, courtesy of the French brand Renault, will help them to assault the first five positions in the constructors, and the top ten in the drivers’.

In statements to Motorsport, the young Spanish rider claims that their new power unit seems to “very competitive, so I’m optimistic,”, and trust that if the department of aerodynamic, led by James Key, is able to obtain a performance similar to this year in terms of chassis, can make forward progress on the career ladder:

“If James and your team can continue doing the same job with a decent engine, the team can take a step forward next year. Toro Rosso has shown in recent years that the chassis is good enough to be fifth in the constructors, and that is our goal. Simply, we didn’t have the full package to do this, but Toro Rosso and James are able to do that, at least by the side of the chassis.

Sainz has qualified its 2016“incredibly positive”, in particular from its sixth position obtained in Barcelona. However, the pilot of the Toro Rosso as well as more emphasis on the ability of the team to get results in the second half of the season despite the loss of performance and not being able to evolve the engine, declaring feel “proud of the team, with a few levels of motivation quite low, further tightening, and highlighted his sixth positions in Austin and Interlagos as their “two highlights of the year”.

in Addition, Sainz has spoken of the good atmosphere that exists within the team despite the mix of nationalities and even cultures of work, the product of having the base in Faenza: “We’re a big family, Italian, or Latin, with good English people at the front helping us. I am convinced that this team is capable of more things next year, when everything fits“.