Sainz in "a very bad mood" over prospect of Vegas F1 "comeback"
Carlos Sainz performed well in the pole position shootout, finishing just 0.044sec behind his teammate Charles Leclerc, with Max Verstappen in third. However, Sainz will start from 12th on the grid due to a penalty for exceeding the allowed number of control electronics packages. This has left him in a “very bad mood.” Despite the disappointment, Sainz praised his team for their excellent job in qualifying. He hopes to make a comeback in the race and believes the team has a good pace this weekend, but acknowledges that it will be tricky to fight for a win from his starting position.