Carlos Sainz surprised by qualifying result

Published on 30 Oct 2016 12:22

Carlos Sainz says that he is feeling very happy in the car and did not expect such a good performance in qualifying.

Sainz will line-up tenth on the grid for the second consecutive race and is hoping for a successful race despite knowing it will be very tough.

“I’m very pleased!” admitted Sainz. “It’s being a tricky weekend because of the challenging track conditions.

“If I say the truth, at the start of Q1 I thought it was going to be difficult to get into Q3… And here we are, P10 again for the second consecutive time in one week! It’s a massive achievement for me and the team!”

“I’m feeling very confident in the car lately and I think this is part of the reason why we are achieving these positive results: I can push straight away, develop my weekend well and make it to these positions,” said Sainz.

“I’m going through a good moment and both the team and I can be extremely proud about this – what we’ve been achieving during these two couple of races is not easy! I’m very happy.”

“Tomorrow it will be tough: We don’t have the tyre-strategy advantage and we will need the Supersoft tyre to work well during my first stint, as the guys behind will be pushing to get past me,” said Sainz. “We need to be cautious but we will for sure have some fun!”

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