It was second on the road in qualifying for Carlos Sainz, but he is going to drop to 12th once his ‘unfair penalty’ is applied.
Carlos Sainz expressed his frustration with the ‘unfair’ penalty he received in the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which resulted in him losing his second place on the grid and starting from 12th. During FP1, Sainz’s car suffered severe damage to multiple components after hitting a loose drain cover on the Strip. As a result, Sainz had to replace his Energy Store for the third time, exceeding the permitted limit. Although Ferrari requested leniency due to the unusual circumstances, the stewards were obligated to impose a 10-place penalty. Despite the setback, Sainz acknowledged the team’s outstanding performance in qualifying and their ability to rebuild the car. He remains determined to make a comeback and challenge for victory, but acknowledges that it will be a challenging task.