Sainz admits anger at Canadian GP outcome

12-06-2019 14:30
by Bobby Vincent
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Sainz admits anger at Canadian GP outcome

Carlos Sainz Jr. has admitted his anger after the Spaniard had to pit early on and was left with a 67-lap stint to the chequered flag.

Due to a visor tear-off being lodged in a brake duct, Sainz was forced to pit after just the third lap of the race to prevent any overheating in his MCL33.

Sainz then switched to the hard tyres, and gained some places - moving up to P9 - before the latter stages of the race where he was eventually passed by Lance Stroll and a sensational overtake from Daniil Kvyat, meaning the Spanish driver had to settle for 11th-place.

"Obviously now we're very disappointed with not finishing in the points," Sainz told Motorsport.com. "Putting everything into perspective and pitting on lap three for an issue with the brakes, putting on the hards and trying to go until the end of the race, it nearly worked. The tyres were destroyed at the end - no rear tyres left.

"We were five laps short of making it, but that's racing. I'm angry with the final result, angry with the result of the weekend because without any problems we should have finished in the points, but these things happen."

McLaren team-mate Lando Norris also had a disappointing Sunday, being forced to retire from the race early after his car set fire for an unknown reason.

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