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Carlos Sainz Jr: “A very disappointing race for me today”

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Carlos Sainz Jr - Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr had a poor race at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, finishing in a below par seventeenth position.

A very disappointing race for me today,” commented the Spaniard. “Even if we started well, managing to get past both Williams and enjoying a good race pace during the first stint, that all changed after the first pit-stop.

We then dropped behind the two McLarens and from that point onwards our race was over, as we were just not able to overtake because of our low top-speed… It was just impossible!”

The lack of straight line speed that the Toro Rosso has increasingly suffered from throughout the season can be attributed to the fact that the team is running the 2015 specification Ferrari engine, and therefore the lack of power has become more obvious in the last few races.

I can assure you I tried my best, but today we couldn’t do more than this,” admitted Sainz, who at times has appeared despondent about the Toro Rosso’s lack of speed.

It’s a frustrating situation to be in but we won’t give up. We will now get ready for the next races where hopefully we can be a bit stronger – rainy Sundays would also help!

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