The Madrid native took the checkered flag at the Austin circuit in sixth position in the 2023 United States GP sprint race.
Sixth position for Carlos Sainz in the sprint race of the 2023 United States GP. The man from Madrid continues to fight hard against Oscar Piastri’s McLaren, Sergio Pérez’s Red Bull, and George Russell’s Mercedes.
Once a first analysis was carried out by the Maranello technicians, Sainz spoke to DAZN where he assessed his speed behind the wheel of the SF23 at the Austin circuit and the chance to get on the podium in Sunday’s race.
Carlos Sainz, on Ferrari’s choice of tires in Austin: “We are the only team that sees that soft can be half decent and not”
“Well, I went for it in the middle. Then the others got defensive and looked in the rearview mirror. The truth is that there were some moments where I thought I would go back, but I was able to hold the position with George Russell,” said Carlos Sainz.
“It’s something that needs to be analyzed because we’re the only team that sees that soft tires can be half-decent and they really aren’t. It’s something we have to analyze and see there before concentrating for Sunday,” said Sainz.
“We have to focus on what we can do on Sunday with the strategy and the tires we have. We have a lot of new tires which is something that should be positive”The Ferrari driver admitted.
Carlos Sainz: “I’ve been defending all year, that’s why I’ve been practicing. In the race, I’m doing nothing but defending this car”
“Now, most of all for me, I want to analyze why the soft tires we think are good And before these weekend sprints, try, even without a long run, the tire to be better. And maybe this Saturday we haven’t done it yet,” said Carlos Sainz.
“I’ve been playing defense all year, so I’ve had some practice. Because in the race I didn’t do anything but defend this car so in the end you perfect your technique,” said Sainz.