Ferrari’s Spa struggles ‘one thing we have to take a look at’ – Sainz
Ferrari was surprisingly uncompetitive in moist situations on the Belgian Grand Prix and desires to grasp why, in keeping with Carlos Sainz.
Spa-Francorchamps was not anticipated to favor Ferrari, the place the likes of McLaren – with good aerodynamic effectivity and high velocity – regarded robust. That performed out in qualifying within the moist as each Charles Leclerc and Sainz dropped out in Q2, whereas McLaren regarded to have an opportunity of pole place. For his half, Sainz wasn’t anticipating to be up to now off in these situations.
“Hopefully we’ll have higher efficiency (in Zandvoort) than right here, each within the moist and in dry situations,” Sainz stated. “On the dry we anticipated to have a troublesome weekend, however what we didn’t anticipate was to be up to now off within the moist, it’s one thing we have to take a look at, primarily as a result of in Imola the automotive was so nice to drive within the moist and right here, for some purpose, within the moist we had no grip, so hopefully for Zandvoort we will remedy a few of the points.”
How a lot Ferrari would wrestle was by no means seen on Sunday because the race was known as off after simply two laps behind the protection automotive. Relating to that, Sainz admitted there was little that may very well be achieved within the short-term however counsel an additional race at Spa in 2022 to compensate those that misplaced out.
“I don’t know, possibly give them a double race subsequent yr… There was little or no we may do,” he stated. “I’m actually sorry for them as a result of they’re the primary ones that actually deserve a present, it’s been a tricky couple of years with COVID, final yr we raced behind closed doorways, now we acquired to come back to Spa with a full crowd or no matter proportion it was, it could have been nice to provide them a present however belief me, we simply couldn’t do it.
“Possibly we may do it (on Monday), however we have now to go to Zandvoort. I’m actually sorry for everybody however I don’t see a window or a technique to remedy this, other than giving them a double race subsequent yr or one thing.”