Carlos Sainz didn’t expect to be this far behind

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Carlos Sainz’s words.

Carlos Sainz is worried: “We did not expect to be so far behind, even behind the Mercedes. We are not as strong as last year and as competitive in the race pace. It seems obvious that we were not as good as we needed to be and we did not do a good job, but we know and we know what the problem is and what the difficulties of the car are. The direction in which to direct development is very clear, if there is a team capable of turning this season around and getting close to Red Bull again, it is us. We have a medium-term plan, and we will not be happy until we solve the problems that plague us.”

“Our expectations? We know it won’t be easy, that we can’t aim to win against this Red Bull, a very strong car in every aspect. We will try to find the right set-up that will allow us to compete and improve on last race. We cannot be two tenths in qualifying and eight tenths in the race. We will do our best and then wait for the news and updates coming after the stop,” the words on the eve of Australia.

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