Despite starting the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix from pole position, Carlos Sainz was only able to secure a disappointing third-place finish this weekend at Spa. The Spaniard had an impressive race start but simply did not have the pace to fight off the Red Bulls, who returned for the second half of the season in even better form than they were before the summer break.
In a post-race media interaction, Carlos Sainz confessed that he was not the happiest with the race result, given Ferrari’s significant pace deficit to Red Bull. He said:
Championship leader Max Verstappen, who started the race all the way back in P13 after taking on an engine penalty, absolutely dominated the race and made it to the front of the pack within the first twelve laps and managed to secure his ninth race win of the season this afternoon.
McLaren confirmed rumors earlier this weekend that Daniel Ricciardo’s contract with the team will be cut short at the end of this season. The Aussie admitted that things simply did not click with the team the way they should have by this time. Former McLaren driver Carlos Sainz confessed that this could “happen to anyone” in F1.
As reported by PlanetF1, Carlos Sainz said:
Sainz further said:
Carlos Sainz had a tough start to his time at Ferrari earlier last year but quickly picked up and closed the gap to his teammate Charles Leclerc, whom the Spaniard managed to beat by the end of the season in the Driver Standings. Despite Leclerc’s brilliant start to the 2022 season, a mere fifteen points separate the two teammates after the 2022 Belgian GP.
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