Carlos Sainz: “All in all, this is a fun circuit “


World © Octane Photographic Ltd. Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 – Carlos Sainz. Saturday 28th May 2016, F1 Monaco GP Qualifying, Monaco, Monte Carlo. - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Carlos Sainz was disappointed with his eighth place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix, as the Scuderia Toro Rosso squad believed they could have finished higher up the order in Monte Carlo if it had not been for some mistimed pit stops.

The Spaniard has already switched his focus to the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend however, and is optimistic of gaining some good points in Montreal on Sunday.

“It might look like a very simple circuit because you have the same kind of corners all the time, but each of these chicanes has different tricks and you need to take each one of them in a diverse way.

“Turn 10 is certainly an overtaking point! The exit from this hairpin is also very important, because you continue onto one of the fastest straights of the year – we reach nearly 340kph, which is not bad at all!

Finally, you get to what in my opinion is the best corner of the track, Turn 14, also known as the ‘Wall of Champions’. It’s a very tight chicane where you need to ride the kerbs again… And if you touch one of them in the wrong way, it sends you directly into the wall, so that’s why it’s so important to get this right!

“All in all, this is a fun circuit that on paper might seem an easy one, but driving it is always a challenge and it definitely produces good races – I want more points, we can do it… so let’s go for it!!”