Carlos Sainz is reborn in the Miami classification: “I feel confident”

Carlos Sainz is reborn in the Miami classification: “I feel confident”

After a new accident on the first day of practice, Carlos Sainz has been able to recover to certify a completely red front row of the grid. Charles Leclerc beat his teammate at Ferrari by 190 thousandths.

The miami street circuit It was not the most suitable place. But Carlos Sainz managed to overcome the accident on the first day and, after completing the third free practice session, Q1 and Q2, he gave everything in the final session to fight for pole position.

Finally, Carlos Sainz He hasn’t managed to beat his teammate, Charles Leclerc, but what he has amply achieved is regaining his confidence and putting himself in a very good position to fight for the podium and victory in Miami.

Carlos Sainz takes it easy

The pilot from Madrid ferrari I knew that I had to take small but firm steps on the second day of training on a circuit as complicated as the one that surrounds Hard Rock Stadium.

For this reason, both in Free Practice 3 and in the first two qualifying sessions, he dedicated himself to recovering the connection with his car, avoiding another accident deepen their crisis of results and confidence.

And he has done it to perfection, qualifying for Q3 without any trouble and using the strictly necessary sets of soft tyres. Then, when it was time to fight for pole, he went all out with an unbeatable first sectorbut with a slower S2 and S3 than those of Charles Leclerc.

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Finally, the Monegasque has taken pole with 190 thousandths of an advantage over his teammate in Ferrari, who has beaten Max Verstappen by only 5 thousandths.

The race, an unknown

«After a strong crash, you have to gain confidence again, little by little. This is a difficult circuit to do it, but I have been doing it until Q3”, explained Carlos Sainz after achieving second position on the grid.

“I’ve done a couple of good laps, but it wasn’t enough to get pole position. Taking into account how it was yesterday, I will take it for good »a Sainz has reflected very aware of what he needed on a day like today.

The race will be unknown, as Carlos Sainz has not completed long runs this weekend. «Tomorrow… uff, I think it will be an interesting day with everything that is happening this weekend. I haven’t done any long runs yet or put a high fuel load on the car, so tomorrow will be the first time.”

“It could be a very big challenge, but I feel comfortable with the car, it is very good here and I am confident, so we will be able to do a good job”concluded Carlos Sainz, who is confident of doing very well this Sunday in Miami.

Photos: Scuderia Ferrari