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Spanish GP Wounds Worsen as Carlos Sainz Faces Harsh Criticism for Ferrari F1 Disappointment

Published 05/24/2022, 12:55 PM EDT

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Race after race, it is becoming evidently clear that Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz is not comfortable in his F1-75. Although the Spanish driver is competitive in the qualifying sessions against his teammate Charles Leclerc and Red Bulls, he is not quite the same in races on Sunday.

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Sainz once again made a costly mistake in his home race in Barcelona, where he finished in P4. Had he not made the mistake of going off in Turn 4, he would have been in contention to win the race. He was heavily criticized by Italian journalist Turrini, who now has pointed out Sainz‘s mistake.


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Carlos Sainz gets heavy criticism after his Spanish GP performance

The Italian journalist criticized the Ferrari driver for not being there to help out the team after Leclerc’s unfortunate retirement from the race. He mentioned that Sainz was not there when Ferrari needed him the most to bring in points.

“Well, he made a wrong start again, he went off the track, he wasn’t there when the flop on his teammate’s car could open the door to victory. That’s not good, unfortunately,” said the Journalist. (translated using google)


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“What’s more, at Red Bull they know how to do it. In Barcelona, they ordered Perez to get out of the way, to let Verstappen win. Maybe Sainz put Ferrari in the same situation,” said Turrini.

Why did Ferrari Sign Carlos Sainz?

The analysis of the race and the season is correct. And Carlos really needs to step his game up as the season is getting away from him even though he has a championship-winning car under him.

Can the Ferrari driver bounce back?

This season, the Spanish driver has frequently mentioned that he has been struggling a lot. He stated that he is making a lot of mistakes and is not feeling comfortable with the car as compared to his teammate.


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“As you can probably see from the onboards and you can probably see from the mistakes that I’m struggling quite a bit to drive this car and to understand how to extract the maximum out of it.”

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But he has all the talent and skill needed to mount a comeback in the championship. Sainz just needs to win his first race and get his first pole position and probably then he can get the right confidence.


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Monaco could be a great opportunity to turn his season around and start his comeback on Leclerc’s home soil. Let’s see if he can silence his critics and bounce back in Monaco this weekend.

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Written by:

Devang Chauhan


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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.
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