Sainz: Every driver needs time to adapt to a car

17-08-2019 17:35
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Sainz: Every driver needs time to adapt to a car

In the week Pierre Gasly got dropped from Red Bull in favour of Alex Albon, Carlos Sainz has admitted every driver needs time to adapt to their new surroundings and insisted that every car is different.

Sainz himself is at a new team this season having joined McLaren from Renault. The Spaniard is seventh in the Drivers' Championship and has helped the Woking based team to best of the rest.

Gasly has had a difficult season and has struggled to keep pace with his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen. He was expected to keep his place until the end of the season but on Monday Red Bull confirmed Albon would step up for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Sainz believes every car is different and suggested that drivers require time to adapt.

"They are very different," Sainz said as quoted by Autosport.

"A lot more different than what people imagine. And the cars behave a lot more different than what people think.

"That's why I think you're seeing that every driver needs a few races to adapt to a team, to a car.

"We've seen it with Ricciardo this year, with Pierre, with every driver that has changed teams... Leclerc at the beginning of the year.

"You need a bit of time to find the secrets."

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