Five races caught up with the Spanish Carlos Sainz to achieve his first podium with the team Ferrari de F1. The feat had a particular setting, none other than the Monaco Grand Prix, and in a weekend in which the Scuderia was a great protagonist.
"I'm sure there has been more than one who, like me, waited for Max's mistake to see if the lottery would fall, but it hasn't. The level of the drivers this year in Formula 1 is very high and there are few opportunities that maybe there were in the past ”, analyzed Sainz, who was the Dutchman's escort Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
On his podium, the Madrilenian recognized that "No more could be done". And I add: “We had a very good pace all weekend and there were times in the race where I was able to show it. I'm happy with second place, perhaps not entirely happy for the team, because of that feeling you have after having the pole (with the Monegasque Charles Leclerc, his teammate) at your fingertips and not having won the race " .
Finally, Sainz explained that he has managed to enjoy the race and that he has felt "Very fast and comfortable" and that is why he regretted that the accident in Leclerc in Q3, which this Sunday could not run due to mechanical problems, prevented him from fighting for more as it was so difficult to overtake on the urban layout of the Principality. "When you are comfortable with the car it does not feel too long, because you are approaching the walls where you want."