Carlos Sainz signed in the GP of the united States a brilliant career which led him to finish in the sixth position, this equals his best result in Formula 1. All in all, the driver from madrid gave a greater value to the result achieved in Austin with a STR11 who has just evolved from that added in Barcelona the other sixth place that figure in his career. An opinion that has also been shared with Helmut Marko, every time that one of the voices with more weight in Red Bull has publicly praised the role of the pilot of the Toro Rosso in Austin.
“Carlos has done very well, really very well. Has been a career, really fantastic” was saying in the first term Helmut Marko and, not much given to this kind of praise, especially for the circumstances with which it has had to deal with the driver from madrid. In this line, Marko added: “Has been fantastic, especially if we take into account that going with the compound very soft, and the degradation was high. Has managed to finish very high up. Fernando was a compound best, and Carlos has done great. Is the best race I’ve seen in F1“.
however, Carlos Sainz had to deal with a risky strategy, that of Toro Rosso finished the race with soft tyres. That led him to live an intense battle with Fernando Alonso that lasted until the last lap, as the team asked him to retain less than five seconds from his compatriot for himself, he had a penalty for a touch with Massa, as acknowledged: “they told Me in the last lap that it was necessary to stand in the window of five seconds and I started to push like crazy, but we didn’t have tires and the last lap was a little bit adrift“.