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Sainz looks ahead: 'Qualifying could get interesting'

Sainz looks ahead: 'Qualifying could get interesting'

1 July - 19:37 Last update: 21:31


Carlos Sainz has made an excellent start to the British race weekend. The Madrid-born driver set the fastest lap of the second free practice session, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris. The driver could do nothing but be satisfied with the result.

"It was quite a challenging session," Sainz reflected in conversation with Sky Sports. "The wind made it tricky to get the right balance for the high-speed sections and the correct compromise for tyres in the low-speed ones. Overall we were quick, but it felt like there is margin to improve."

Sainz expects exciting qualifying

Ferrari have one more chance to prepare for qualifying on Saturday afternoon during the third free practice session. Sainz expects it to be a tough challenge to beat rival Red Bull Racing.

"Qualifying tomorrow could get interesting due to the weather, so those few laps in wet conditions in FP1 were also useful. Let’s see what tomorrow brings," said Sainz, who saw his teammate Charles Leclerc finish no further than fifth. This left him behind Max Verstappen who finished in fourth place.

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