The Spanish pilot Carlos Sainz (McLaren) has acknowledged that it is “almost disappointed” with second place achieved in the Italian Grand Prix, since he was very close to surpassing the winner of the appointment, the French Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), and has ensured that they had “bad luck” with the appearance of the safety car, although they were able to recover after the red flag.
“It’s incredible. I’m almost disappointed in second place. I thought I had a chance to fight for the win, we were very close. In a normal race, second was the most I could hope for. We had a very good pace, we deserve it, “he said after the race.
In addition, the Madrilenian regretted the appearance of the safety car after an incident involving the Danish car Kevin Magnussen (Haas). “We were unlucky with the safety car, but we did a good job recovering after the red flag. We have been super fast all weekend and I feel like I could have dominated that middle class with ease all weekend,” he said .
“From sixth to second, and finishing three or four tenths behind Gasly on the checkered flag is to be proud of the pace of the car. Without that red flag I would have finished behind Lewis Hamilton-. It is what there is, “concluded Sainz, thus achieving his second podium in the Formula 1 after the one achieved in the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix, when he was third.