Sainz: "We can fight"

The Madrilenian will start seventh at Spa: "Very fought with Renault and Racing Point. In the race we have less pace, but we started from a good position."


Carlos Sainz will start seventh in the Belgian GP, behind the Renault but ahead of the two Racing Points. The Madrilenian is satisfied with the result, although he does not predict a simple race with so many rivals on both sides: "We are where we expected to be, behind the Renault. Ricciardo has scored three or four tenths of a point, which has put us all the way week. I'm surprised to be in front of Racing Points and that's the biggest surprise. In race pace both of them are doing well and we are a little behind them. Loading gas we may be worse, but by starting seventh we can fight. "

On how the sessions went on Saturday: "A very close and tight qualifying with Renault and Racing Point. The key was a very good lap in Q1 that allowed us to take two sets to Q3. It is something that perhaps we have to continue working on. We have seen in other circuits that I am usually good at Q1 and that allows you to have two chances in Q3 and try different things when the track is better. I am happy to have taken advantage of that strong point. There was a lot of play with the slip, you lose quite a bit if you don't go close in the first and last sector, but then you fly in the middle sector when no one is around. "

Rain for the race? "There is less and less probability, the rain is against Formula 1. Last Monday I said that it would rain all three days and we still have not put the tire on. Although it would not do us very well either, we have a very flat rear wing to go fast in the first and last sector. If it rains, perhaps we suffer, although for me, it rains ".

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