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F1 2022: Carlos Sainz clings to his past to dream of the Formula 1 season

Carlos Sainz has closed the first half of World Cup with a good note. Perhaps the disappointment of the last Grand Prix, in which his Ferrari ende

F1 2022: Carlos Sainz clings to his past to dream of the Formula 1 season


Carlos Sainz has closed the first half of World Cup with a good note. Perhaps the disappointment of the last Grand Prix, in which his Ferrari ended up in flames and with a zero in your account, has left us with a bitter aftertaste. But Madrid has made a deeper and more complete analysis… and his feelings are very good for the rest of the year.

Better in the second half

His baggage for this 2022 includes, of course, the first win of his career in Formula 1 (in the Great Britain Grand Prix), three seconds posts (Bahrain, Canada and Monza), two third parties (Saudi Arabia and Miami) and a fourth in Spain. The rest, and here is the cause of its difference from the head, four dropouts (for a spin in Australia, for a touch at the start with Ricciardo at Imola and for mechanical problems in Baku and Spielberg) .

If we look at my performance in the last four or five seasons, I have always performed more in the second half

Carlos Sainz, Ferrari driver

sainz had a chat with British television Sky Sports in which he exhibited his reasons to be optimistic in the remaining eleven races (next week’s French Grand Prix will be the first of the second half of the year).

“If we look at my performance in the last four or five seasons, I have always worked more in the second partso we still have to wait and see what happens.” Without going any further, last year he added three of his four podium finishes with Ferrari in the second half and even his first drawer, in 2020 with McLaren, also came in the final stretch of the O.

For that reason, Sainz is optimistic even in their World Cup aspirations. Verstappen is about 75 points that seem unattainable, but they are not so much the 33 points over Leclerc: “We’ll see at the end of the year,” he replied when asked about the general feeling that he is already out of options.

I said it was too early at the beginning of the yearwith the second in Bahrain, when everyone predicted an easy year. I said it after my worst moment in Barcelona and I say it now. It’s still too early to predict anythingalthough I understand that there are people who might think so, because it hasn’t been the easiest start to the season”.

I wouldn’t say I’m 100 percent yet, but it could come any time.

Carlos Sainz, Ferrari driver

Monaco, the turning point

Sainz started with problems to catch the air to the new Ferrari F1-75 (Carlos himself recognized it during the first weeks of the season) but there was a moment when it ‘clicked’ and the sensations were better.

“I think from Monaco,” he reveals. “Monaco was already a turning point because there we are already fighting for pole. also in Bak we fight for that position and then in canadaalready for victory”. The next step took place at Silverstone, with that first win… but for Madrid its top is yet to come.

“I have been little by little getting into a streak, but I won’t say I’m 100 percent yet. I think there are still things to improve, even in the Silverstone race. But I feel much more comfortable and that ceiling can come soon, at any time“, he concludes.