A comeback in two phases, as he had announced yesterday after the end of the Sprint Qualifying. At the end Carlos Sainz he kept his word and managed to grab a good sixth place at the end of the British Grand Prix. An overall very important result for the Ferrari driver, who yesterday during the ‘mini-race’ was even at the back of the group and today started from the tenth place. However, regret remains for having closed the weekend behind the two McLarens, despite the fact that the Madrid-born, thanks to his strategy and his excellent pace on the track, had managed to scrape together the margin to complete the overcut on Daniel Ricciardo. A problematic pit stop however, it ruined his plans.
Binotto: “The disaster in France redeemed”
“Sin. Today was a good race – commented the Iberian driver of the Cavallino to the microphones of Sky Sport F1 – we have always been on the attack. With the clean air ahead, we demonstrated an incredible pace. The car was very pleasant to drive. We had a very good balance. We had overcut Ricciardo with that pace there, but we had that problem at the pit stop that cost us the position “. Sainz however shied away from point the finger at his mechanics. “The pits this year have been very good – he added – this is the first wrong. Today is not the day to complain, the team did a good job, even with Charles. We must not forget that about 60 laps ago I was last. We finished sixth with a slow pit stop. So it wasn’t a disaster ”.