Sainz: “The goal is a solid GP that prepares us for 2023”

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    Carlos Sainz takes stock of 2022 with two Grand Prix to go before the end of the season and points out that next year he wants the consistent Carlos of 2021 to return.

    a difficult year

    The 2022 season has not been the best year for Ferrari, and neither has it been for Carlos Sainz. After starting the season with a double in Bahrain, little by little they have seen themselves overtaken by their rivals to the point of not having a chance of winning the title even with the races remaining.

    On the other hand, the start of the driver from Madrid was not the easiest, suffering a lot with the single-seater. All this, added to the multiple reliability problems that the Italians have had, meant that the start of the year was not the best for the #55.

    “It has been a challenging season. A very tough first third, in which I struggled with balance and driving style, the car didn’t adapt well to my style from the start. In the next two thirds I was happier and had more pace, but I had a lot of retirements and reliability problemssaid Sainz at the press conference prior to the Brazilian GP.

    “Consistent Carlos will return”

    Sainz was coming off a season where he was able to overtake Charles Leclerc, his teammate, in the overall drivers’ standings and a year in which he always had good results. Carlos assures that this performance will return for next year.

    “Mercedes and Red Bull have had a better second half of the year. Even if I was very good with the car and had a solid weekend in Mexico, the most I could get was a fifth place. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made, with the way I’ve gotten back into rhythm. I will make sure that next year the consistent Carlos of 2021 returnsCarlos continued.

    Will it happen again in Mexico?

    The Mexican Grand Prix was a black race for the Scuderia, where not only did they not have the pace to fight for victory but they were massively far behind both Red Bull and Mercedes.

    However, Carlos believes that this was an isolated case, and that they want to focus on having some good weekends in Brazil and Abu Dhabi so that they can prepare for 2023.

    “We think that Mexico should be an isolated case, as we have never been so far off the pace of the lead in dry conditions this year. We didn’t get it right there and now we focus on Brazil and Abu Dhabi, two important races before the end of the season. We want to pick up the pace and fight between Red Bull and Mercedes. The goal is a solid weekend to prepare us for 2023Carlos Sainz has concluded.

Sainz: “The goal is a solid GP that prepares us for 2023”