EbeneNews – GB – Carlos Sainz Jr: “I think it was a productive Friday with an intense afternoon program” – The Checkered Flag

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    Carlos Sainz Jr didn’t have the easiest Friday at the Russian Grand Prix At the start of the first session he crashed his MCL35 into the barrier at turn 7 after losing control

    Sainz Jr said: “Despite losing a lot of FP1, I think it’s a productive Friday with an intense schedule in the afternoon Thanks to the mechanics for fixing the car in time for FP2

    “We have completed the testing we needed and the car’s balance seems closer to the rest of the season so far which is a good sign after our struggles at Mugello We appear to be back in the mix, but we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see what we can do in qualifying “

    Lando Norris didn’t think the first practice session was right for him The team had put a new part on the car for testing and wanted to get a feel for how it performed This meant Norris only finished thirteenth

    In the second session, the young Briton was much stronger, placing his McLaren F1 Team in fifth position, just behind his teammate

    “Difficult day FP1 was not ideal Obviously we have a few new parts on the car so much of it was just aero racing and trying to figure out how it performed on the track There was a lot of disruption so FP1 was a bit messy and totally lacked turns We tried to compensate for that in FP2 and I think we did ”Norris says

    “I have become a little more comfortable with the car, we have made some progress in the settings and I feel a little more confident for tomorrow – but we still have work to do if we want to be this competitive. than our rivals Overall a difficult day but I’m reasonably happy “

    Racing director Andreas Stella clarified that today was mainly focused on testing aerodynamic parts and tire performance at Sochi Autodrom

    “It was a productive Friday despite the loss of time this morning after Carlos came in contact with the barriers It forced us to change the back of his car which was a big effort on the part of the team in such a short time We were still able to keep up with our schedule Today’s day was mostly spent testing aero parts and understanding the tires – in particular the C5 Soft compound, which must have been relatively soft for the Sochi circuit.»Said Stella

    “We have gathered good information on both fronts and found that overall the car performs better than at Mugello For tomorrow, we have to keep fine-tuning the set-up, working on the details so that we can stay competitive and fight for Q3 and the good points on Sunday.”

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    EbeneNews – GB – Carlos Sainz Jr: “I think it was a Productive Friday with an intense afternoon program “- The Checkered Flag



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