A classification suffered for Carlos Sainz in Mugello

He will start ninth, although the McLaren did not give for more: "Always on the edge of Q3. I looked so far behind that I took a risk with the set-up and it worked."


Difficult Saturday for Carlos Sainz and unexpected ninth place, which describes well the problems McLaren is running into at Mugello. The Madrilenian finished Q3 satisfied, although with the thorn of not being able to complete a final attempt with new tires due to the Ocon incident, which caused a yellow flag when he came immediately behind. "We wouldn't have won much either," he confesses, but he was left without the sensations of seeing the MCL35 in depth. Lando Norris missed that cut, he was eleventh.

"It was at the limit to enter Q3 all weekend. I tried something different in the set-up for qualifying because we were so far behind and it was worth the risk, to do something different, it has worked to get into Q3 but I don't think That I would have won a lot. I would have liked to feel the car on the limit in that Q3 and see if we could do a 1: 16.3 or 1: 16.4. But little else. " "You can see how difficult we have this weekend, the Renault and Racing Point are much faster. Our pace was nothing to write home about, although with the joy of going to Q3, which we did not expect, I am aware that tomorrow is going to be a hard day and we will have to fight ".

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