Carlos Sainz Explains Why He Doesn’t ‘Miss My Dog or My Home’ at Ferrari F1

Published 06/24/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. celebrates finishing second place with a trophy and his team Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


Carlos Sainz was left a bit perplexed by the performance of his Ferrari at the French Grand Prix. Despite qualifying in an impressive fifth and driving a solid race, tire degradation on the hard tires after the first round of pit stops surprised the Spaniard. Ferrari crumbled in the field like a pile of rocks as Sainz finished 11th while his teammate Charles Leclerc finished 16th at the end.

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Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 19, 2021, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during practice REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The Ferrari seemed to be more affected by tire degradation than other cars. After the race, Sainz flew to Maranello, the team’s headquarters, to gain answers to the car’s recent problems before the Styrian Grand Prix this weekend. The Spaniard also mentioned that he prefers to go to Italy between races rather than fly home to Spain.

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I don’t miss home while I’m at the racetrack: Sainz

As mentioned by Speedweek.com, Sainz stated he does not really miss his family and friends between the races. Instead, he prefers to go to Italy to gain more knowledge about the car and the team.

In all honesty, I don’t miss my home when I’m at the racetrack, because these days I do what I love to do: racing drive,” said Sainz (Translated by Google Translate)

Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

“That’s why I don’t go back to the hotel and think to myself that I miss my dog ​​or my home, especially since I’m still young and have no family or children of my own. It’s different in Italy, so I might miss playing golf with my friends. But I really can’t complain.”

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Can Ferrari and Sainz bounce back in Austria?

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Red Bull Ring in Austria consists of long straights and slow corners and is a ‘power-hungry’ track. Ferrari have lacked a bit on the straights but have made time in the slow corners. So, despite everything that has happened so far this season, Carlos is looking forward to racing in Austria.

I like the track, which always ensures good racing. The DRS is very effective because the two straight lines are one behind the other. One lap is very fast and the last two corners, in particular, are interesting,” said Sainz.

Ferrari and Sainz would like to bounce back from a poor result at Paul Ricard with a solid finish at the Styrian Grand Prix. Despite improving by leaps and bounds this season, the Italian team are 16 points behind third-placed McLaren in the constructors’ standings.

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