Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz is convinced that he and his team have plenty of room to improve their current performance for the rest of the race weekend at the Mexican GP. The Spaniard, despite good results in the first two free practice sessions, was not satisfied with the balance of his Ferrari SF21 and believes that "there is a lot of room for improvement"
Sainz started the weekend in sixth place in the first free practice. In the second session, the Ferrari driver managed to improve and climb to the fifth position, which meant being ‘the best of the others’. However, Carlos was not completely satisfied with the performance of his car, so he admitted that they had not yet found the right balance, so he struggled on the first day of the racing weekend in Mexico.
"It was a difficult day from the point of view of car balance. There are always a lot of complications, we try to understand how to get the most out of the package we have here, especially because it moves a lot and there is very little adhesion, ”explains Sainz.
"In the first free practice, I was satisfied with the car, in the second a little less. It was a bit harder in the second free practice. " "After that, I progressed and managed to do a good lap, but in tomorrow's sessions, I think we still have a lot of room for improvement," assures the Ferrari driver.
The Spaniard hopes to find the right settings so he can take a step forward for qualifying. "We're working to put the car in the right place tomorrow and get a few tenths we're missing." "We will see if we will go in the right direction tomorrow and achieve the right balance because I believe that we did not make the most of the car today."
"We went very well in the last races, but we did not find the right balance of the car here. We are still far from balance and an ideal car, "concluded Sainz. We will know how the Ferrari management will understand this because it seems that there are some things they have to work on in order to be competitive in the rest of the season.Carlos was not completely satisfied with the performance of his car, so he admitted that they had not yet found the right balance.
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