GP Monaco: spain’s Carlos Sainz laments the missed opportunity in Monaco


Carlos Sainz. Photo: Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz finished the day in eighth position in the Grand Prix of Monaco. Four points which placed him thirteenth in the general classification, but that does not palían the disappointment at having lost the opportunity to achieve a much better outcome in the streets of the Principality.

From the sixth position on the grid, carlos Sainz, he was a good race, but their two pit stops, in which he lost time, was a ballast that could not recover.

I’m Not very happy. We were doing a race without faults. It was to have a good strategy and not to crash, but in the two ‘pitstops’ we have lost positions. I don’t understand what has happened and you will have to analyze it, because today there were more points to get and we have not taken advantage of. Until now we were doing everything perfect in terms of strategy and pit stops, but today it has not worked.

Sainz believes that the podium would have been possible, taking into account that Sergio Perez finished in third position having departed two positions behind on the grid. And his good pace in the final stretch was insufficient given the notoriously difficult to overtake at Monte carlo.

Watching where he was Czech, that I was behind me until the first stop, the podium was possible. But I have not been able to do more. at The end, with the slick, I was going faster than Fernando, Rosberg and Hülkenberg, but there was no way to overtake and it was not worth risking, and losing those four points.

, Daniil Kvyat was not able to finish the race. The Russian pilot suffered a problem with its steering wheel on the signature initials of the Grand Prix, causing him to lose a lap, and was forced to abandon after a collision with the Renault of Kevin Magnussen in the curve of the Rascasse.