Mixed fortunes for Toro Rosso

Published on 13 Nov 2016 22:26

Carlos Sainz produced another spectacular performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix to take home a sixth place finish.

The Spaniard says it was a very difficult race, but the challenge made it all the more special.

"Well, the rain dance definitely worked and what a race that was! I'm super happy! To finish P6 after qualifying P15 yesterday is just amazing. I thought it was too risky to put the intermediates on and I asked the team to leave me out on extremes, and it worked," he said.

"Today was all about a good strategy with no pit-stops for me and a strong pace with no mistakes. To do it in these difficult conditions just makes it even better. It was so hard to drive out there today – it was very, very difficult to keep the car on track at times!"

Daniil Kvyat missed out on a good result after a collision with Jolyon Palmer left his car damaged. He also suffered a puncture from the incident and was last for some time.

"What a crazy race. My start was good and we switched to intermediate tyres at the right time, but then I suffered a puncture under the Safety Car, so I was last after I pitted, unfortunately. I didn't give up and I was starting to come back up the grid, but at that point the car was very damaged," said the Russian.

"The reason for this is that during one of the restarts, Palmer crashed into me and, even though we stayed out because of the tricky conditions, the car was very difficult to drive. It's a pity, because up until today I was satisfied with how my weekend was going and I was hoping for more."

13 November 2016 - Grand Prix of Brazil - Race
  Driver Team Difference #
1. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 3h01:01.335 71
2. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes + 11.455 71
3. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing + 21.481 71
4. MX Sergio Perez Force India + 25.346 71
5. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari + 26.334 71
6. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso + 29.160 71
7. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India + 29.827 71
8. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing + 30.486 71
9. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber + 42.620 71
10. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren + 44.432 71
11. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams + 45.292 71
12. FR Esteban Ocon Manor F1 + 45.809 71
13. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso + 51.192 71
14. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault + 51.555 71
15. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 + 60.498 71
16. GB Jenson Button McLaren + 81.994 71
Did not finish
17. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 60
18. BR Felipe Massa Williams 46
19. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault 20
20. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 19
21. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 11
Did not start
22. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 0
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