Carlos Sainz "can't complain" after "a very strong season" so far

24-08-2019 16:23
by Louis Shaw
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Carlos Sainz can't complain after a very strong season so far

Carlos Sainz had a slow start to the season but has got things back on track and has really impressed over the last few races. The McLaren driver said that he didn't "over-react" after the disappointment of the opening races and is now sitting 7th in the driver's championship and will hope to battle for 'best of the rest' after the summer break. 

“Well given how badly it started, the first few races, and how unlucky I was during those two or three races, to be where I am at the moment is very positive,” said Sainz Jr to Motorsportweek.com.

“The key there was to not over-react to the first few races, I think just keep doing what I was doing and as soon as the luck turned around a bit the results started coming.

“Since there honestly, since Baku, it’s been a very strong season, so I can’t complain.”

Sainz confirmed that the struggle to score points early on was not down to him not fitting in at the team. 

“Honestly it took me less time to adapt to McLaren than it took me to adapt to Renault,” he said.

“In Australia FP1, FP2, FP3 I was really fast, in Bahrain I was really fast in qualifying, I was fighting Max [Verstappen] for a top-five place.

“I was there during those three races but somehow the result never clicked, then as soon as the result arrived in Baku it started going smoother.”

McLaren have been the most improved team this season and they will hope to carry on their impressive results after the summer break. 

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