Sainz continues to aim for sixth place in the F1 world championship

26-11-2019 17:28 | Updated: 26-11-2019 19:52
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Sainz continues to aim for sixth place in the F1 world championship

Carlos Sainz has had a phenomenal season. The McLaren driver finished on the podium last time out in Brazil and still has the opportunity to finish the 2019 F1 world championship in sixth place. Unsurprisingly so, Sainz speaks confidently ahead of the final race of the year in Abu Dhabi. 

"After an incredible race and result in Brazil, it was amazing to take the trophy back to the factory and share the achievement with the whole team. I'm aiming to end the season on a high and there is still a lot to fight for in the last race. I'm fighting to finish sixth in the Drivers' Championship and, even though it's not going to be easy, we have prepared thoroughly for the weekend and I have confidence we can have a good race," Sainz said. 

McLaren have already wrapped up fourth place in the F1 constructors' championship after what has been a recovery season. Next year's aim will be to close the gap on Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and that's what Sainz wants the momentum for.

"Abu Dhabi is a fantastic venue and the perfect place to celebrate the close of the season. Starting the race in the evening and finishing it under the floodlights is always an interesting challenge. Although our P4 in the Constructors' Championship is secured, I hope we can score some good points with both cars to round out a positive season," Sainz concluded.  

Sainz is level on points with sixth-placed Pierre Gasly and 11 points ahead of Alexander Albon

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