The podium finishes in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Carlos Sainz Between the top of the table when there were only two dates and he seemed to have chances of a crown if he continued down this path. However, came the disastrous withdrawals in Australia and Imola that allowed him to break away from Charles Leclerc and take back Red Bull, which soon left Max Verstappen ahead in Spain.
The Spanish pilot He did well, with a podium finish in Miami, fourth in Barcelona and even close to winning in Monaco, but he couldn’t get past Checo Pérez. Not even with all this Carlos Sainz He seemed to be on the cusp of returning to competition for the championship, even being overtaken by George Russell, but things got worse due to a hydraulic problem that forced him to retire on lap nine for Azerbaijan.
All this translates into a gray landscape of “Banners”, who revealed in an interview with “Marca” that he no longer has any hope of winning this season. To the lack of results were added the annoyances in F1-75 and reliability problems, which made him unsure of looking for poles and victories, which he practically gave up on the dream of lifting the cup at the end of the year.
For all of this, his plan for the remainder of the season, which has barely completed eight out of 22 dates, is to restore confidence and help Ferrari fight for the Constructors’ Cup. The distance with Red Bull is now eighty points after 1-2 from Max Verstappen and Checo Pérez in Baku, so it will be necessary to get a good result in Canada on Sunday, although he knows it will not be easy with all the doubts. That there in Maranel.
My approach has changed a bit because it is true that I distanced myself a lot in the World Cup with zeros, they were damaged, and since then I have preferred not to think about the championship.
Appointment returns to Montreal
2020 saw the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and some circuits were temporarily suspended, such as the Gilles-Villeneuve Canadian Grand Prix, which has not seen any action in the past two years. The last edition was in 2019, when Lewis Hamilton won on a day when he was Carlos Sainz He finished 11th in his first year with McLaren.
Therefore, it will be the first time he will compete on this ground with the Scuderia team, which has a lot of resources to improve its best result (the eighth in 2018 with Renault). The race will start on Sunday from 8:00 pm in Spain (1:00 pm CDMX, 2:00 pm Chile and 3:00 pm Argentina), while classification will begin on Saturday at 10:00 pm in Madrid (3:00 pm). CDMX zone time, 4:00 p.m. in Santiago and 5:00 p.m. in Buenos Aires).