Sainz didn't have the 'instruments' to get within the combat at Monza

Carlos Sainz says he wasn’t removed from difficult for a podium at Monza, however the Ferrari driver finally lacked “the tempo and the instruments” to get within the combat.

Sainz clocked in on the finish of the Italian Grand Prix in sixth place, two positions behind teammate Charles Leclerc. However the Spaniard reckons he might have completed additional up the order however for “sure weaknesses” that impacted his SF21.

“We have been at all times there, very near the chance, however we by no means fairly had the tempo and the instruments to be trustworthy, to get within the combat,” Sainz defined.

“We’ve got sure weaknesses with the automotive that we all know, with this circuit, are too large. And every time we have been in a combat, it was very troublesome to maintain the others behind or assault them.

“It’s a disgrace, since you at all times see a podium there very near you – however by no means actually obtained the prospect to combat for it.”

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Sainz’s crash in Saturday’s second apply had shaken his confidence, though P6 within the afternoon dash race helped restore a part of his belief in his mount.

However the 27-year-old admitted to nonetheless being brief on confidence in yesterday’s race.

“The one level the place I used to be kind of assured was qualifying [on Friday] the place the excessive rear grip of the gentle tyre was serving to me to know the automotive a bit higher.

“However sadly, in race runs, I simply was sliding loads, the rear by no means fairly had the highest velocity, and ultimately I used to be combating tyre deg.

“Sure, very tough to be trustworthy, it’s been a troublesome weekend for me and now I have to analyse what I can do higher and see if we will enhance for subsequent race.”

Sadly, Ferrari’s productive double factors end on dwelling soil was trumped by McLaren’s huge haul of factors that has allowed the papaya squad to reclaim third from its Italian rival within the Constructors’ standings.

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