Sainz explains rear tyre woes that cost F1 Italian GP lead to Verstappen

Sainz explains rear tyre woes that cost F1 Italian GP lead to Verstappen
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Sainz explains rear tyre woes that cost F1 Italian GP lead to Verstappen

Carlos Sainz had a strong start from pole position and successfully defended against Max Verstappen’s attempts to overtake him. However, on lap 15, Sainz made a mistake and ran deep into Turn 1, allowing Verstappen to pass him. This battle with Verstappen put a lot of strain on Sainz’s tires, eventually leading to Sergio Perez also overtaking him. Sainz described the race as incredibly tough and acknowledged that he did everything he could to defend his position. Despite finishing third and beating his teammate Charles Leclerc, Sainz believed that Ferrari still needed to work on their pace and tire understanding. He considered their performance in Italy as a step forward compared to the previous race in Zandvoort and stated that being the best of the rest was a positive result for the team. Finally, Sainz mentioned that racing against Leclerc was always a pleasure and described their battle as tough but enjoyable.

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Source: Autosport.com

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