Hamilton spoiled Sainz's day

The Englishman dubbed the Madrilenian, but did not escape, and ruined his pursuit of Norris. "We had a rhythm to have finished fifth," he says.


Carlos Sainz rallied from 12th on the grid to sixth on the finish line and could have been a fifth if he had not met Hamilton after his tire change. The Englishman doubled over in the Mercedes but had a worse pace and was immediately ahead for a few crucial laps. The Madrid native ran out of tires under these circumstances and had to unfold, but by the time he had clean air he had already worn the tires excessively and missed Lando Norris, seven seconds ahead.

"We tried to catch Norris, the problem is that I came out of the pits behind Hamilton, I had to let him pass and unfold is a critical point in the race. Those 15 laps behind Lewis, not knowing whether to pass him and destroying the tire forward, they were a shame. We had a rhythm to go up from 12th to 5th, "he explained to Dazn F1. "The race pace is there. We have seen that on a circuit like this the front wheels do not suffer, although behind Hamilton I have suffered. When we had clean air once they all changed the soft and I stayed with the average, there was a rhythm of leftover and I'm happy, "he said.

Earlier, on the radio, he chatted with his career engineer: "The hard work paid off. Come on! The pace must have been pretty good, right?" "Super race. That pace was incredibly fast," Ricardo Adami replied. Good feelings, quite the opposite of Saturday.

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