Sainz Jr. sure STR in a good direction

By on Monday, July 11, 2016
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Carlos Sainz Jr. is confident that Toro Rosso is "going in the right direction" as he scored points for the seventh time in 2016, by finishing eighth at the British Grand Prix.

Sainz Jr. qualified inside the top 10 and moved up to sixth during the early stages before becoming one of several drivers to lose control at Abbey.

Sainz Jr. dropped down the order following the incident but was nonetheless able to secure eighth spot.

"We had a very good first half of the race in the wet and mixed conditions – we were fast, the car felt amazing and at one point I was racing in P6," he said.

"Unfortunately I made a mistake going into Abbey – I’m not very happy about that!

"From that moment onwards I had to calm myself down and reset my confidence a bit.

"I kept my head down and to cross the line in P8 is a result we can be happy with, even though it’s a shame that we were not able to beat the Force Indias.

"Having said that, this is the fifth time we score points in the last six races, so we are definitely going in the right direction and we just need to keep pushing."

Team-mate Daniil Kvyat added to Toro Rosso's tally by collecting the final point in 10th position.

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