F1, Sainz after the Bahrain GP: ‘There will be tracks where we can beat Red Bull’

A wild Carlos Sainz finished the GP in Bahrain in 3rd place, bringing Ferrari the first podium of the season: “We learned a lot from the tests, Verstappen is even better at managing degradation, but there will come circuits where by starting from the front in qualifying we will be able to beat Red Bull. I had fun today.” The entire World Cup is live on Sky and streaming on NOW


Carlos Sainz closed at 3rd place the first GP of the year in Bahrain. The Spaniard was the protagonist of many spectacular overtaking (a couple also on teammate Charles Leclerc), surrendering only to the excessive power of the Red Bulls of Verstappen and Perez.

“I felt like I was fighting for pole, but something in Q3 prevented us from doing so”

Today was a difficult testit is a circuit with a lot of degradation. We learned a lot from the tests, I saved the tires in the first stint and then I hit my stride. I overtook, I enjoyed myself and we ended up close to the Red Bull, which wasn’t a given on this track. It’s a bit similar to last year, sometimes we beat Perez but not Verstappen. He controls the degradation betterbut if we are ahead in qualifying with two cars we can play it with the strategy. There will be circuits where we can beat him“.

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Leclerc: “Disappointed, it was horrible to drive like that”

“Improved compared to last year. Arabia? We’ll see…”

I felt very good on track today. The start wasn’t ideal, but from then on I managed the tires well and managed to impose my pace. It’s still not what we would like, but compared to last year it was a good race. Saudi Arabia more suitable for us? We will see. Every track is different. I expect McLaren and Red Bull, who were strong in the fast corners last year, to be competitive. But we also improved in high-speed corners.”


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