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Carlos Sainz honest about the problems with the F1 cars in 2022: “I’m not there with the car yet”

Carlos Sainz Jr admits struggling with Ferrari’s 2022 F1 car, the F1-75.

Sainz has had several challenging races but says he has to make it, and soon.

The Spaniard’s team-mate has had a less challenging period so far this season.


Carlos Sainz admits he’s still struggling with Ferrari’s F1-75 and needs to “think outside the box” to improve his in-car performance.

So far this season, Sainz has been outperformed by teammate Charles Leclerc and while he’s struggling to improve his performance, he’s often made mistakes and gone off track.

Sainz qualified third at Barcelona last weekend while Leclerc was on pole. But during the race, Sainz lost to George Russell and Sergio Perez but fought back to take fourth place after ending up in the gravel trap once.

Carlo Sainz

A knife blade

The new Ferrari remains a struggle for Sainz, who throughout the weekend described the car as “on a razor’s edge on corner entry”.

“It gives me a whole new challenge in my Formula 1 career and I have to think outside the box, think outside the box and with that comes mistakes, it’s about learning things that I have to learn and I put my head down to try to fight it and reverse it asap,” Sainz said.

“I think you can see on the cameras and everywhere that I’m not there with the car compared to last year, that I’m not driving naturally, the car is a bit too pointy for my taste, but that’s it. You can either adapt or make your car something more to your liking.

“Anyway, both of those things take time and they take knowledge and experience, it takes error and trial and error and that’s what I’m at right now and will try and correct as soon as possible.”

The Spaniard admits he has no excuse for his struggles following Leclerc’s results in the same car.

The driver said: “At the same time I have a guy on my left who, like Charles, is doing an excellent job with this car. He drives at a very high level, he does super impressive lap times, an impressive way of driving and I can only admire and try and copy in some ways and try in others to make it a little bit more to my liking to be faster.

“Sometimes it goes like that and as a driver you just have to go through a process and challenge yourself.”

Carlos Sainz honest about the problems with the F1 cars in 2022: “I’m not there with the car yet”

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