MADRID, 13 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Spanish Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) celebrated the "progress" of the 'Scuderia' and the level reached in the final stretch of the season, after being third this Sunday at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the World Cup , thinking of a 2023 that promises.
"This weekend has been the most complete in terms of race pace and qualifying and everything. I'm going fast already, I'm at a confident level for next year. If I can start next year at this level, I will be able to be in the fight from the beginning and obviously I am proud of all the progress we have made during the season, "he said in statements to Dazn.
The man from Madrid ended a real adventure on the podium in Sao Paulo, where he had to pit early due to a brake problem and, after two safety cars, managed to be in contention to make his sixteenth podium.
"Our race has not been ideal after the problem with the brake disc and having to stop so soon. We have had to go to three stops that today was not the fastest and from there go flat out. cars, giving everything to finish third, I think it was a solid race," he said.
In addition, Sainz explained that his teammate Charles Leclerc's request to gain a position and score more points in the fight with Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) to be second in the World Cup did not reach him on the radio. "Nothing has come to me on the radio, in fact I just found out when they told me," he assured. Finally, Ferrari decided not to give that third position to the Monegasque.
"I think that today Mercedes has been a little superior, but not as much as we expected. There have been a couple of moments in the race in which I have been able to match them, even sometimes going a little faster," he finished, after Mercedes' double .