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Carlos Sainz will be repeated in Monaco, his best ranking on the start grid. As already happened in the Grand Prix of Spain, the Spanish will start from the sixth position. Sainz recorded the seventh fastest time in Q3, but the penalty of five positions to Kimi Räikkönen by the replacement of the gearbox will allow the Spanish starting in the third row, which allows you to host a well-founded hope of obtaining a remarkable result in its second presence at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Sainz was without major complications to the Q3, where it recorded its best time of the weekend 1:14:749, more than four tenths ahead of his teammate, Daniil Kvyat, which had passed in the first two batches. The spaniard was just 17 thousandths of Kimi Räikkönen and 23, Nico Hülkenberg.
The final enhancement of the German Force India was the only thing that tarnished the satisfaction of Sainz. “In Q2, we arrive at the limit and knew he could improve that time was going to be very complicated. I set myself the goal of lowering it in Q3 and I managed to improve a tenth, but then, as always, there are people that I don’t know where she gets that half-second, as Hülkenberg, who has taken a back very good. It was a shame that we have cast, because we’ve been quicker all weekend”.
In any case, starting in the third row placed Carlos Sainz in a good position to score good number of points in one of the great prizes listed on the calendar. A career that will confront, in his words, “with a strategy of a single stop, if there are no new developments”.