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Sainz outlines hope for new Ferrari car

Ferrari was hopeful of fighting for the World Championship this year, but instead was left to deal with a difficult car

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Carlos Sainz has detailed the biggest change he hopes Ferrari will make to its car for next year’s Formula 1 campaign.

After returning to the top step of the podium last season, Ferrari was hopeful it would challenge at the front of the field on a consistent basis this campaign.

However, Red Bull has dominated the campaign, winning all but one Grand Prix so far this year.

The Milton Keynes-based squad’s slump in form in Singapore was capitalised on by Ferrari, with Sainz taking his second career victory.

‘Different characteristics’

However, Ferrari has been battling issues all year, with its drivers highlighting its unpredictability through corners.

Additionally, the car has been weak when it comes to tyre management, often leaving it on the back foot during races.

Sainz expressed his hope that the issues will be eradicated for next year’s challenger.

“For sure there are some things on set up that could be implemented into next year's car,” he told media including RacingNews365.com.

“But I am hoping that next year's car has completely different characteristics than this one and it's a bit of a new start.

“This year's car has given us a few headaches here and there. It is true that the car when it comes to one lap, C5 tyres on certain tracks it can be very, very quick.

“But it is true that many in the race even in Singapore, we were nothing special with tyre wear, our degradation still has its weaknesses that we need to address.

“And I'm hoping that next year scar gives us that bigger window, bigger opportunity to also not only be quick in this set of circumstances but also be quick in the race.”

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