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Monaco GP | Sainz finished sixth as McLaren goes "best of the rest"

Great result for McLaren Renault in Monte Carlo as the team arises from the midfield with fourth place in Constructors' Championship after six races.

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Monaco GP | Sainz finished sixth as McLaren goes "best of the rest"
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A strong sixth place finish for Carlos Sainz in Monaco GP gave McLaren some smiles in a very difficult week. The team result for the weekend is slightly different from the one they expected, with Fernando Alonso out of the 2019 Indy 500 a week before the start. It took another Spanish driver to find some reason to be happy for Zak Brown, as the MCL34 showed a good pace and an overall improved performance.


The Spaniard had a keyrole in the brilliant result for Woking-based team, as his talent emerged since from the start. After a solid ninth place on saturday qualifying, Sainz immediately started a fight with the two Toro Rosso with a stunning overtake in turn 3. The outside move in turn 1 was decisive for the whole race strategy, as a smart call from the pit did the rest of the job.

Carlos felt very happy with the teamwork this weekend in Monaco. "Another fast pit-stop by our mechanics, a great lap to defend from the Kvyat stop and then it was just about managing the tyres and bringing it home. Important points on another track that really didn’t suit us much. We need to keep pushing to improve, but congrats to all the team for today", Sainz said.

With 30 points in the standings, McLaren looks now a serious candidate for the fourth place, as other teams weren't able to maximize the effort on the first races of the season. This shouldn't be an overall achievement but a great place to restart for Zak Brown, as he will have to do an hard work to make everyone forget the awful car that they gave to Fernando Alonso at Indianapolis. The McLaren Chevrolet journey was hard right from the start, as the partnership with Carlin didn't take the results they expected. The hope is that such a big failure must be the place of no return for the team, to slowly come back to the place its heritage deserve.

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