Sainz Jr laments 'difficult day'

By on Friday, February 20, 2015
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Carlos Sainz Jr. was left to rue an error at Turn 9 during the afternoon session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which scuppered his race simulation for Toro Rosso.

Sainz Jr. lost control of his car at the quick right hand corner and the session was halted while his car was removed from the gravel.

"A slightly difficult day, a typical testing day, in that we had a few issues with the car in the morning," he said.

"We managed to work around them to get the car ready again for the afternoon. After the break, everything was going to plan and we seemed to have made a good step forward.

"Unfortunately, I made a mistake at Turn 9 and the car was stuck in the gravel so that cost us about half an hour of track time.

"Once we got the car back, we started a race simulation that provided useful information, even if we didn’t complete it. These things happen in testing, which is better than in a race, so we can still take away some positive aspects from the day."

Sainz Jr. ended the day at the foot of the times, having completed 100 laps.

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