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Sainz frustrated: 'Normally I'm just good in these conditions'

Sainz frustrated: 'Normally I'm just good in these conditions'

3 October - 07:30


Carlos Sainz is not satisfied with himself after the Singapore Grand Prix. The Spaniard balks that he could not put pressure on the leaders and will start thoroughly evaluating.

Disgruntled Sainz

Sainz was unable to compete for victory on Sunday. The Ferrari driver started from fourth place in a promising position, but Carlos was more concerned with holding off Lewis Hamilton than looking forward. Sainz bitterly regrets his own performance.

''I cannot be happy because I wish I could have put some pressure together with Charles and Checo and we could have been both up there to play a bit with Checo but today I simply didn't have the pace and it's something that I need to look at. That's why I'm not happy at all, because it's normally the conditions where I normally am quite quick and normally execute good races," said the 28-year-old driver at the FIA press conference.

No risk in Singapore

At the wet Marina Bay Street Circuit, Sainz chose eggs for his money at one point when Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez were out of sight. "At some point I had to settle a bit because it was not worth taking any risks because I was P3 with ten seconds behind and ten seconds in front and at that point you have to bring also the P3 for the team, no, instead of pushing a bit too much and making a mistake."

Sainz also falls back in the championship due to his performance in Singapore. He is now fifth in the drivers' standings with 202 points. Trailing Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez are 35 and 33 points respectively. George Russell also still has one point more than the Spaniard.

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