GP Bahrain: fateful Day for Carlos Sainz in the Bahrain Grand Prix



“I’m Not entirely happy with the rating, but I hope to be able to get some good points tomorrow”. This could be said Carlos Sainz after achieving the eleventh position on the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix, which ended with a new victory of Nico Rosberg. One hopes that today have been dashed by the first abandonment of the year for the Spanish rider.

The things that took a little bit to start to go wrong for Sainz, who started with the tire means and lost several positions on the first lap. But nothing more to start the second, suffered an attack overly optimistic in the braking of turn 1 by Sergio Perez , who hit the front wing of his Force India in the tyre right rear of the Toro Rosso of madrid. Results: prick and a long lap at Sakhir at low speed, which I demoted to the last position and it left him with virtually no options of getting to the points.

The second step for pit would imply a further loss of seconds. Another slow stop from Toro Rosso to add to the list of those who have suffered Carlos Sainz. That would not have a greater relevance, because a few turns after, barely exceeded the ecuador of the race, the Spanish returned to the garage with his car. In the meantime, his partner Max Verstappen, who had started from tenth place, just ahead of Carlos, progressed up to the sixth place finish that gives him eight points with which you opened already a certain gap in the internal battle for supremacy at Toro Rosso.

Sainz explained and its abandonment: “I am Not happy because it had the potential to achieve many points. The puncture caused us a problem and we had very low downforce forthat has been broken across the back of the floor; to go past and bent to make miles the engine was not the ideal and saw that there went out a safety car that we returned to get in the race, we decided to abort”.