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Italian Grand Prix 2022

Lack of tow cost pole shot at Monza, Sainz believes

The Ferrari driver was leading after the first runs in Q3, but lost out in the second.

Sainz Leclerc Monza
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Carlos Sainz Jr lamented the lack of a Formula 1 tow in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix which he believes cost him a pole position shot.

The Ferrari driver held provisional pole after the first runs, but was leapfrogged by both Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen after only improving by 0.155s on his second flyer.

"It was honestly a very good qualifying, I was feeling very well and I was pushing through Q1, Q2 and Q3," said Sainz who would not have started on pole position anyway due to a grid penalty.

"The only issue was not having a tow, which probably cost two, three tenths to fight them for pole position, but I am starting last anyway tomorrow, so it is not like it changes my life.

"It was a very good lap, I have to take a lot of risks for the lack of a tow.

"I was faster in every corner, but slower in every straight, so in the end, I didn't improve much."

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