GP China: Carlos Sainz: “Red Bull is as quick as Mercedes in curve”


But it is still good, the balance sheet of Toro Rosso the first two races of the season is far from being the expected at this point. The team has barely managed to get 11 points, with a sixth place Max Verstappen in Bahrain as the best result, far from the aspirations of a podium finish which is presupposed to the team of Faenza. Your array Red Bull, however, has obtained two fourthplace thanks to Daniel Ricciardo, and is just three points of Ferrari in the Constructors ‘ World despite the fact that 2016 be perceived as a year of transition for the austrian team.

For Carlos Sainz, the answer is in the whole, and not only in the chassis. In a statement to Autosport, the pilot of the Toro Rosso has shown convinced that, despite the good work of James Key in the STR11, the RB12 is a little ahead. “The Red Bull is an awesome car. We have been asked many times about to fight with them, and obviously that we want, but we need to bear in mind that it is one of the best chassis of the grill, if not the best. And your engine no longer seems so bad this year. Are as fast as us in a straight line”.

In fact, Sainz believes that the chassis of the RB12 is the highest level of the grill: In the data of Ricciardo in the GPS you can see that in the curves of medium and low speed, they are very fast, both as a Mercedes, or even more, so that it is very difficult to fight against it. It is a standard very high. In addition, by comparing the budget with respect to our, are in another planet, in another league”.


Satisfaction with the Ferrari engine

so far, Toro Rosso has not reported major reliability issues with his new Ferrari engine, which is a relief to the driver from madrid: “it Continues to be a correct decision, is the right path. The reliability has been very good, and that was our main concern, so for now it is not a wrong decision. The people of Ferrari is amazing, with the way in which they have been integrated into the team, and we are very satisfied with that”.

“we Know that we are not the fastest in a straight line, but that may be due to the drag, the election aerodynamics, all. But we know that our car is very good on the curve. We hope to be able to follow the pace of Force India and Williams, in particular, in circuits that we will be a little more favourable”, apostilló Sainz.