F1, Carlos Sainz just didn’t see it coming
The Spaniard earned his first career pole on his 151st attempt.
Just when no one expected it, Carlos Sainz signed pole position at the historic Silverstone circuit in a qualifying session marked by wet asphalt. The Madrid native was ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and teammate Charles Leclerc in official practice.
Still in disbelief once he got out of the single-seater, the Iberian commented with great sincerity on his performance to the microphones of the international director: “First of all, I have to thank the public who cheered for me. It was a good lap however, I struggled a lot with the intermediate tires on the puddles. It was very easy to lose control of the car and maybe ruin the lap,” he began.
“It was also difficult to get the intermediates up to temperature in these conditions, but in the end I put together a lap that actually didn’t feel like anything special. I timed it to see how it went and got pole position, it was really a bit surprising,” concluded the Ferrarista.