Carlos Sainz Jr was extremely disappointed not to have been able to start the race from his tenth spot on the grid at Interlagos, and for being forced to retire on the opening lap of the race following an issue with his power unit.
Sainz saw his race compromised on his way to the grid, when making a practice start at the end of the pit lane, his Scuderia Toro Rosso car cut out on him, and although he was able to start the race from the pit lane, his race was over before half a lap when his STR10 cut out on him again.
“How frustrating not to even be able to start the race!” revealed Sainz. “I went to do the first practice start on the way to the grid but the engine suddenly turned off.
“I was pushed back to the garage and started the race from the pit-lane, but as soon as I left the engine stopped… It’s a shame, because I was really looking forward to racing here!
“It’s definitely not the ideal situation for a rookie like me, as I need to gain experience and finish races, but now we just need to look forward, there’s one race left in Abu Dhabi in two weeks and we will give it our all to try and end the season on a high.”