GP China: Sainz, pleased with his eighth position on the grid of the GP of China



Carlos Sainz has welcomed its result in the classification for the Chinese Grand Prix, which takes place tomorrow at the Shanghai circuit. The Spanish, after overcoming without problems to Q3, and with only one attempt in Q2, which placed him among the top ten when it appeared the red flag that ended the session, has obtained the eighth best time in the qualifying session. Sainz will be joined on the fourth row by his team mate at Toro Rosso, Max Verstappen, which exceeded by a non-negligible 313 milliseconds.

Despite the fact that at the beginning of Q3, came to occupy positions more advanced, Sainz acknowledged that the outcome meant no disappointment. “we’re more or less where we expected to; yes it is true that, at the beginning, we were a little bit later, but we already know that the teams with the Mercedes engine, as Williams and Force India, are getting more power as you go through the session and we’re going a little backwards. More could not be done, but I am very happy with the day today: I’ve been very comfortable with the car throughout qualifying, I made good laps without stopping and I could not ask for more”.

Carlos Sainz revealed that his team had envisaged a classification passed by water but which, when dry, the asphalt, he was forced to change the rear spoiler. “we Thought that was going to be wet and at the last moment I had to change from yesterday to dry the track. It was the right decision, though not easy, because when you have got another wing in free 3 you always any unknown. But I’ve adapted well again and I’ve gone fast”.

The goal for the race passes by turning this good rating
in a result in the points, after the problems experienced in the Bahrain Grand Prix, where Sainz he suffered the first abandonment of the
season. Although the spaniard, who will leave with the superblandos who rode
in Q2, he would not reveal much about its strategy
for a
test that the options are numerous. “it’s Going to be a race
difficult, with many strategies and we will see teams trying to go to two
stops, the other three… The tire means it was not so bad yesterday and it is a
possibility; the superblando is going very well, but it degrades a lot as well
we’re out there, pensándonoslo”