F1 strategy is unfair: Sainz thinks criticism of Ferrari’s

Carlos Sainz says it’s unfair to criticize Ferrari’s F1 strategy calls after its moves helped Charles Leclerc win pole position at the French Grand Prix.

Sainz thinks criticism of Ferrari’s

In recent races, Ferrari has been criticized for making strategy choices that cost it big results, like not changing Leclerc’s worn tires during the last safety car at the British Grand Prix and making a mistake in the pits that cost him the win in Monaco.

But on Saturday at Paul Ricard, Ferrari put into action a plan made before the weekend for Sainz to pull Leclerc in his slipstream in Q3 to make up for Red Bull’s top speed advantage on the back straight.

The plan worked perfectly, and Leclerc beat Max Verstappen to the pole by 0.304 seconds. Leclerc admits that Ferrari did the first Q3 lap wrong, but he still beat Verstappen.

Sainz will start at the back of the grid because his power unit parts had to be changed. He says that Ferrari’s strategy in qualifying showed how “solid” the team is in terms of strategy.

Sainz said, “I think we’ve gotten a lot of criticism about our strategy.” And I think it’s a bit unfair because every team will make mistakes with tires, picking tires, and everything else this season.

But I think the team’s strategy has been very good this year, and I think today is proof of that. Also, the relationship with Charles and the way the team works show, I think, that it’s going well and that we’re doing a good job.

F1 strategy is unfair

It’s good to know. I think you should let us and Ferrari know that we had a great day. “

Ferrari chose to take the penalty back to its starting position at Paul Ricard because it should still give Sainz options to make a strong comeback through the field.

When asked what would be a good level for the race, Sainz said: “I don’t have a point of comparison, and since we still have half the season to go, I don’t think it’s worth thinking about this now, given how fast I was in Q2 and how fast I was in Austria and Silverstone.”

I’ll keep thinking about what I’ve been thinking about lately, which is getting back to the level I was at last year. I think today shows that I’m getting there, and I’ll keep trying until the team tells me to stop.

“But for me, with half the season left and all that’s happened so far, there are still options.”


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