Carlos Sainz Jr. (Scuderia Ferrari) finished second in the 2022 F1 Round 9 Canadian Grand Prix final.
Carlos Sainz Jr. temporarily led the race until he dropped behind championship leader Max Verstappen at the pit stop during the safety car at the end of the race. After resuming the race, Sainz put pressure on Verstappen and showed an impressive pace with six laps of fresh hard tires, but overtaking did not come true and he took the checkered position in second place, 0.993 seconds behind.
“It’s a mixed feeling,” said Carlos Sainz Jr.
“Today I was very close to number one. For the first time this year I was the fastest guy on the track and I put some pressure on Max and pushed him completely to the limit to make mistakes.”
“We were 0.2-0.3 seconds faster for the whole race, but that 0.2-0.3 seconds isn’t enough to overtake here. We need a little more pace delta to try and overtake.”
“I’ve approached a few times. Unfortunately, I’m going to be positive at the same time. I know the pace was there today. I was calm and I was able to push Max to the limit.”
This second-place podium was an impressive response from Carlos Sainz Jr. after his retirement in Baku, winning his fifth podium of the season and within 24 points of Scuderia Ferrari’s teammate Charles Leclerc. Moved to. It is a result that I missed my first victory, but I can take it positively.
“The positive thing is that this weekend, the pace was all weekend,” said Carlos Sainz Jr.
“I was faster in the race and I managed the tires better. Even without the safety car (when he pitted in a new tire), Max was approaching from behind, but the race won. I think I was able to cling to it because of that, and it gives me hope. “
“I pushed it at full throttle. I approached the wall and everywhere, including the curb. I really pushed it!”
“This gives me confidence in the future. I’m sorry I didn’t win at the best pace, but it was still very good.”
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