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Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Verstappen thrilled by best qualifying result

Max Verstappen will begin his second Formula 1 season from a career-high fifth on the grid in Australia, a result which he admitted exceeded expectations. Verstappen was a top 10 contender throughout Saturday's tweaked qualifying session and eventually wound up fifth, narrowly ahead of Williams' Felipe Massa. "It was a good qualifying session, especially after FP3, where I was struggling a bit with the car," he said. "We managed to turn it around and to be P5 – a career best – here in Melbourne […]

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016

Sainz halted by suspected gearbox problem

Toro Rosso debuted its STR11 in an interim blue livery in Spain on Monday but Carlos Sainz Jr. was halted by a suspected gearbox problem. Sainz racked up 55 laps in his new car but sat out the latter stages of the afternoon session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on an unusually quiet opening day of testing. "We were all obviously very much looking forward to today and it was a great achievement to drive out after not the easiest of winters," Sainz said, referring […]

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sainz hopes to race in Russia

Carlos Sainz Jr says he hopes to be able to participate in the Russian Grand Prix, following his high-speed crash during Saturday's final practice session. Sainz hit the wall on the approach to Turn 13 and careered straight on, with his STR10 submerging beneath the barriers. Sainz was placed on a stretcher and transported to the medical centre, after which he was airlifted to hospital. Sainz was conscious and talking throughout the process and wants to take part in Sunday's race, having been released from […]

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sainz 'perfectly conscious' after practice crash

Toro Rosso has confirmed that Carlos Sainz is 'perfectly conscious' after suffering a high-speed crash during final practice for the Russian Grand Prix. Sainz's Toro Rosso left the circuit at Turn 13 and hit the barriers, after which he was stuck in the car due to his STR10 being beneath the barriers. Sainz was extricated from his car and taken to the medical centre, after which he was airlifted to a nearby hospital. "Following Carlos Sainz’s accident during FP3 today in Sochi, the driver is […]

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sainz: Engine delay hurting 2016 design

Toro Rosso youngster Carlos Sainz Jr. says that the uncertainty over the team's future regarding an engine partner is already impacting its 2016 plans. Toro Rosso has been supplied by Renault in 2015 but with Red Bull cutting its ties with the French manufacturer, its junior team is set to follow suit. Toro Rosso's only viable option is a return to Ferrari power, which it most recently used in 2013, but with no deal having yet been struck Sainz is wary that the delay could […]

Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sainz frustrated by 'rookie error'

Carlos Sainz Jr. accepted that it was a rookie error which led to him colliding with the bollard at the entry to the pit lane during the Japanese Grand Prix. Sainz was running in the top 10 but clipped the bollard and damaged his front wing, prompting a slow stop which cost him vital time. Sainz was able to claim the final point for 10th position, though finished behind Toro Rosso team-mate Max Verstappen. "It was a good race until the mistake in the pit […]

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2015

Sainz pleased to top first session

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. says it was 'special' to top a Formula 1 practice session for the first time in his nascent career. Sainz clocked the quickest time in the opening wet practice session at Suzuka before placing seventh in similarly soaked afternoon running. "Overall it was a good day and there’s a lot of positives to take from today," said Sainz. "Even though it’s been raining all day and we haven’t been able to complete any laps in dry conditions, I managed […]

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Verstappen: No reason to let Sainz through

Max Verstappen says there was no reason for him to allow Toro Rosso team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. through during the closing stages of the Singapore Grand Prix. Verstappen stalled at the start and dropped a lap but was able to recover during the Safety Car periods and wound up in eighth, closely behind Force India's Sergio Perez. Toro Rosso asked Verstappen to allow Sainz through but the Dutchman refused, with the pair maintaining their positions across the final couple of laps. "After stalling at the […]

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2015

Sainz says race finish a positive

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. says that finishing the Italian Grand Prix was positive, even though he left Monza without a point. Sainz arrived at the venue having retired from the previous four races due to mechanical problems but managed to finish in 11th place at Monza, despite a five second time penalty for exceeding track limits. "I’m pretty happy with the race, especially with our pace," said Sainz. "We were quick, and towards the end of the race I was getting closer and […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sainz set for Monza engine grid penalty

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. is set to take a 10 place grid penalty into this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. The Spanish rookie has endured a difficult summer period, having retired from the most recent four races in Austria, Britain, Hungary and Belgium due to mechanical failures. Sainz did not take the start in Belgium due to a loose connector in the engine, which led to a loss of power. Toro Rosso has confirmed ahead of the team's home race that the damage caused […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sainz sure bad luck will end

Carlos Sainz Jr. says he is sure his string of bad luck will come to an end, as he was forced into retirement for the fourth successive race in Belgium. Sainz was set to start from 10th position at Spa-Francorchamps but a loose connector in the engine led to a loss of power on the formation lap and he had to return to the pits. Sainz rejoined the action two laps down and ultimately returned to the pits in order to preserve the engine in […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sainz 'couldn't get into a rhythm'

Carlos Sainz Jr. was left to rue changed conditions which scuppered his progress during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Sainz had emerged as a top 10 contender throughout practice and placed fifth in the final session on Saturday morning. However, Sainz slipped back in qualifying and, having been unable to progress from Q2, will start from 12th place on the grid. "I had been quite comfortable with the car the whole weekend, we were looking strong," he said. "However, in today’s qualifying session the […]