(Motorsport-Total.com) – According to Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, Carlos Sainz was able to benefit from events in Canada two weeks ago when he moved to the first pole position of his career, when the Spaniard took the lead in wet conditions. I made a mistake. Made in the deciding Q3 lap and thus probably took the pole away.
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Carlos Sainz exits Kopsey’s corner during qualifying
“Things were very similar and I think he learned his lesson from qualifying in Canada. He’s a good learner and he’s showing that he’s improving,” Binotto said.
“It is very well deserved and I think he is getting more and more comfortable in the car. It was the same in Canada, although qualifying was not very good there. Today, however, he is calm and comfortable in these tough conditions. Be patient and got it slammed at the right time.”
“Canada was very important to him, both the race and the qualifying. He reflected on what he did wrong in qualifying and why he didn’t get pole there despite his potential. He stayed calm this time and didn’t overreact, ” Explains the Ferrari team boss.
However, based on Max Verstappen’s pace in dry conditions in the third free practice session and in Friday’s race simulation, it should be difficult for Sainz to keep the Dutchman behind. Binotto remains positive for the race but is aware of the fact.
“In the dry, Max was very fast and we were a little behind. So the race to qualify may be a very different picture, but being first and third in such difficult conditions at Silverstone is a great result. It shows that the combination driver The team and the car are competitive.”
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