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Carlos Sainz

Sainz makes Ferrari vow after Canada woes

Carlos Sainz suffered a late DNF in the Canadian Grand Prix after contact after spinning and collecting Alex Albon's Williams.

Sainz rain race Canada
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Carlos Sainz is firm that Ferrari's Canadian Grand Prix woes are a "one-off" and that he expects the team to be back in contention in Barcelona. 

Ferrari arrived in Montreal with expectations high after it finished 1-3 in Monaco, but Sainz and team-mate Charles Leclerc both struggled badly across the weekend, with neither making it into Q3 and did not make much forward progress in the race.

Leclerc's race was hampered by an engine issue, but Sainz was fighting on the cusp of the points late on when he spun at Turn 6 after dipping a wheel onto the wet track, and as he spun, he collected Alex Albon's Williams. 

He did manage to get going again, but retired soon after to round off a miserable weekend for Ferrari.

"It was not an ideal weekend for anyone in the team, but we will try and reset and go again," Sainz told media including RacingNews365.

"It is clear that we were not on the right end of the pace and were struggling as a team. 

"In any condition, we seemed to be struggling with the balance and the pace, but it is going to be a one-off and we will be back in Barcelona where we are normally."

Sainz owns Albon mistake

Detailing the mistake on Lap 52 that ended both his and Albon's race and triggered the safety car, Sainz admitted to a simple mistake on his behalf. 

"Once it dried out, we were starting to make some kind of progress and I was also having to take risks to stay in the DRS train and try to overtake and I made a driver mistake," he explained.

"There was not a lot of pace this weekend, even on the inter tyre, where we expected to be a bit stronger. 

"There was a lot of sliding around and there was no feeling with the car."

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