Sunday, 3 September 2023
- Race: P3, 51 laps
- Carlos Sainz finished third in an Italian GP that was tough and challenging from the very first lap until the chequered flag, and went on to enjoy his first podium in Monza as a Ferrari race driver.
- The Scuderia race driver made the most of his tyres to lead the first 14 laps of the race from pole position, despite the never-ending pressure from Max Verstappen.
- The Spaniard held to the second place in front of the other Red Bull until there were six laps to go, and from then on the number one priority was defending the podium on very used tyres.
- In the last few laps, Carlos defended himself from his teammate to clinch his first podium in Monza as a Scuderia race driver.
“It was a great weekend all along and to be able to celebrate a podium with the tifosi is the perfect icing on the cake! I really want to thank every single one of them for their endless support. They are very special!”.
"Today I did everything I could to try to keep both Red Bulls behind, using my tyres to the limit and pushing the entire race. Unfortunately they still have the edge over us on race day and P3 was the maximum today. We had good battles on track with them and with Charles and I hope people enjoyed it as much as I did. Now we have some time to regroup and start preparing Singapore as soon as possible".
Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit – 15-17 September 2023