Carlos Sainz walked away from the Sao Paulo Grand Prix weekend
feeling frustrated after a clutch problem that hampered his starts
during the event. The Spaniard started the main race from sixth on
the grid but lost two positions on the run to the first corner.
Sainz was heard over the team radio stating that he hopes to “bin
this clutch” after the event was over. The 29-year-old revealed
that he was suffering from the issue throughout the weekend as
Ferrari was unable to make changes to improve the problem. “It was
the same as [during the sprint race] and the same as every single
start that I’ve done this weekend,” Sainz told media including . “I’m very disappointed because it obviously
cost us some points in the cumulative of the weekend. “We’ve had a
problem since the beginning of practice we haven’t been able to
adapt it to the to the tack. “We’ve been struggling a lot with
getaways, it’s a shame.” Sainz rues missed opportunity Sainz was
the sole Ferrari car in the Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc
crashed on the formation lap due to a hydraulics failure. Ferrari
managed to outscore Mercedes despite Leclerc’s non-start as the
Brackley-based squad struggled for pace throughout the Grand Prix.
20 points separate the two teams ahead of the final two rounds of
the season in the battle for second place, with Sainz ruing
Lelclerc’s issue as a missed opportunity for Ferrari. “With Charles
in the race would have been a great opportunity to take away points
on a Mercedes this weekend,” he said. “But also the car pace wasn’t
great either. So Aston Martin, McLaren and Red Bull were a bit in
front and we couldn’t fight them really much. It’s a missed

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