Carlos Sainz Jr. Redeems Himself At Monza
Carlos Sainz: His unlucky phase of the season and his redemption today.
Carlos did put up a fairly well performance in the Austrian GP qualifying P8 and finishing P5. He secured 10 points for the drivers championship and had a great race, a booming start of the season. But after that weekend, his numbers just went downwards.
The next weekend in the same Red bull Ring, Carlos put an amazingly fast wet qualifying lap and qualified P3 which was his best qualifying ever. The man was comfortable with a P5 until he pitted. His sticking left rear wheel nut costing him a lot of time causing him to join back in the traffic behind many cars thereby destroying his race. He scored only 2 points at the end of the day.
The Hungarian GP was also a bad one for Carlos as he qualified at P9. During the race, he lost time due to traffic in the pit lane. Carlos had to wait for the other cars to clear up resulting in a loss of many positions. He had made it to P10 at the end of the race. After the two Haas cars each received a 10 second time penalty, he was promoted to P9.
In the British GP Sainz had qualified P7. He was running on P4 on the last lap when disaster struck. His tires exploded and forced him into the pits. He eventually finished P13 without scoring a single championship point.
Carlos's tire failure at Silverstone
The next week during the 70th anniversary GP Carlos was suffering with cooling issues, which meant he had to compromise the pace of his car for a few aerodynamic changes. He qualified P13 and eventually finished the race at the same position.
One of the favorite tracks of the racers and the fans is Spa-Francorchamps. However, Sainz was an unhappy man on the race day. On the warm up laps, an exhaust failure meant that he never started the race.
His move to Ferrari also adds to the sadness, as the pace of the car is one of the least on the grids this year. Carlos will have to push really hard next season to get a position, higher up in the championship.
Today's race at Monza was an epic one for Carlos. He qualified P3 and finished P2. He has redeemed himself after his bad luck early in the season. Although he wanted the win, P2 is a fantastic place where he scored 18 points at the end of the day. It was a smoooooth operatorrr!!!
Sainz finishes P2 at Italian GP 2020
Carlos's future in this season is unpredictable, but his skill and form is at his best so far. It was a bad start for him. He will hopefully get back up in the driver's championship by the end of the year.