Jun 4, 2023

Carlos Sainz finishes fifth in a Spanish GP compromised by tyre degradation

Sunday, 4 July 2023
-    Race: P5, 66 laps

  • Carlos Sainz did everything within his reach to try and finish in the podium at the Spanish GP, but as the race progressed it became more obvious that other cars had a stronger race pace.
  • Second in the Starting Grid, the Ferrari race driver took a chance at the lead going into the first corner and then he focused on tyre management from the very first lap to try and prevent their degradation.
  • Carlos advanced the first pit-stop to Lap 15 to switch to the Medium compound and later, on Lap 41, he put on a set of Hard tyres to go to the chequered flag.
  • The Spaniard crossed the finish line in fifth place. He couldn’t be in the podium in front of his home crowd, but he leaves Barcelona convinced that he extracted the maximum potential out of his car.

“Tough race. Unfortunately we couldn’t fight at the top as our pace is pretty much dictated by tyre management and degradation. I know Sundays have been frustrating this season so far, but we gave it all on track this weekend and we will keep working on this new package and developing our car".

“Thank you everyone out there in the grandstand cheering for us every day! It’s always a pleasure to race at home".

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