Carlos Sainz showed an outstanding performance in the Styrian Grand Prix. The Spaniard managed to obtain the third fastest lap despite the tough weather conditions during the qualifying session. The result is the best-ever qualifying for Sainz, who remarked his satisfaction for his performance.
“I’m very happy with P3, especially in these conditions! I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of driving in the wet, and achieving my best-ever qualifying result today feels great.”
Sainz, who will join Ferrari next season, underlined that the Q3 was even difficult than the previous qualifying sessions, pointing out that it was difficult to drive as the track conditions were continuously changing.
“Towards the end of Q3, the track got even trickier, and it wasn’t easy to judge where to take the bigger risks. Definitely the most exciting and stressful qualifying sessions I’ve done.
“Starting P3 tomorrow puts us in a great spot to fight for good points, but there is still a long way to go until the chequered flag.”
The Spanish driver added that he feels uncertain about the race tomorrow, as, differently from today, it will be dry. Nevertheless, he is confident that the team will be well prepared to face every sort of situation.
“The race will be dry tomorrow so things can change quickly. We’ll prepare everything tonight and go for it tomorrow!”
“The outstanding performance was also praised by McLaren’s boss Andreas Seidl, who claimed that both Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, who ended in P6, did a great job.
"Hats off and huge respect for the entire team and both drivers for a fantastic job today"