At the Monza circuit, Carlos Sainz managed to win a super exciting battle for pole. Sainz had confidence in the car and that led to one of his best laps ever.
“It’s hard to put into words, to describe this feeling,” said Sainz after taking pole position at Monza. “It’s great, the whole weekend, since we got here on Wednesday the support we get is huge, the feeling with the crowd and the energy they give us. It is unbelievable.”
“Yesterday was my birthday and I really enjoyed it. I am sure it gave me a good feeling, good vibes and energy for today. I feel very comfortable in the car and I did one of my best laps in Q3 to take pole.”
After the disappointing performance of the Ferrari F1 car in Zandvoort, in which the car behaved very erratically and nervously, the SF-23 performs much better on the Monza circuit.
“Our efficiency, as we’ve seen on some tracks this year, is very good on the car,” said Sainz. “To be honest, since we took the car on track during the first practice session, it feels completely different to Zandvoort.”
“It is what it is. That’s how it goes this year. We sometimes have very good race weekends and sometimes very difficult ones. We just have to see that during the good race weekends we maximize our result, as we did today. During the difficult race weekends we have to learn from it and make the best of it.”