Sainz: “Good result and good battle.” Leclerc: “First lap is killer”

Mixed feelings for Ferrari drivers in Austria. The Spaniard finished third: “Happy and proud”. Monaco: “Piastri is not wrong and it is impossible to regain 40 seconds”

“It was a very eventful race at the front, for us it was important to keep up with Russell. Mercedes had a small advantage, then Piastri was very fast at the end. Third place is a good result, we are happy and proud of what we achieved. I did it because 15 points and third place is a good result, in short, it was a good day and a good fight. That is how Carlos Sainz expressed himself, finishing third at the end of the Austrian Grand Prix. “I came back from two races where we did not have what it takes to win. At Silverstone we hope to get a good result, we will do our best to stay in the fight,” added the Ferrari driver.

Opposite Silverstone

“We were always fourth and fifth all weekend – adds Sainz to Sky – Piastri was very fast, the McLaren was flying today, but I’m happy with the result, we didn’t expect that.” However, the Spaniard admits that “the first Ferrari has finished behind the first Mercedes for two weeks. They have a tenth more. The team has to help us at Silverstone where there are a series of fast corners. We are doing everything we can to achieve that.” “I also removed the bounce of the car that punishes us in qualifying and in the race. Now let me enjoy these moments because maybe next year it won’t be like this,” commented the Spaniard, who as is known will leave Cavallino to make way for Lewis Hamilton.

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Leclerc spoke

Charles Leclerc He comments on his GP like this: “I tried to avoid any contact. Piastri is not to blame, on the other side there were three cars and I couldn’t do anything. This contact affected my race very much. I needed a safe car to return to the battle and it did not arrive, It was impossible to recover the 40 seconds lost on the first lap, and then I ended up behind Lando Norris, and in short, it was a race to forget, very influenced by the first lap.”

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