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Sainz assesses his, so far, "very crazy" F1 2022 season

The 2022 F1 season has been a complete ups and downs for Carlos Sainz , who although he has already accumulated seven podiums (only Max Verstappen has more) and has achieved his first win in the top category, he never had options to fight for the championship on a course plagued by reliability issues, team failures and poor strategies.

For this reason, in an event of his sponsor Estrella Galicia which the press could not attend, he did not see anything easy to answer the question of whether he is satisfied with this championship.

“It’s a difficult question to answer,” commented Carlos Sainz. “I think I’ve made good progress throughout the season. That first victory is something that makes me feel very proud, it’s something that as a driver you are very excited to achieve, but I think the season has been a bit complicated, especially because At the beginning we had a little bit of bad luck, with a lot of zeros, so I fell off the hook in the championship”.

“Then it is true that I have been improving a lot, but things have continued to happen. There have been many podiums, there has been a victory, so I can’t complain at all,” he said, trying to see the glass as half full.

When asked what he sees himself capable of now after this second year with Ferrari, he had fewer doubts: “I see myself capable of fighting for victories, that without a doubt.”

However, he asks the team to take a small step forward to put them back in a position to fight against Red Bull: “I think we have been fighting for pole positions and victories in recent races, although it is true that Red Bull is an incredible level and that they are making things very difficult for us, but if we manage to improve the car a little bit, the pace of the race and we manage to find a couple of ‘tenths’, we will get back into the fight to win, which is the objective “.

Recalling his victory at the British GP, he celebrated that it also took place at Silverstone, “which has one of the best fans on the calendar. It was spectacular”.

Now Formula 1 will play its last six races of the season, all outside Europe, which will again force many kilometers to be traveled by plane from one place to another. However, that does not take away the enthusiasm of the Madrilenian: “I am really looking forward to doing these six races, which are also on very different circuits. Now, above all, we are going to start traveling a lot. First we have the Asian tour and then All American. They are circuits that I like, circuits that I have been good at in the past and it is a part of the season that I usually do well, so I am looking forward to it”.

As to whether any of these venues make him particularly excited, Sainz does not hide his admiration for Suzuka, which returns to the calendar after the pandemic: “There is one of my favorite circuits, if not my favorite, which is Japan. It is an incredible circuit, with Spectacular fans. I’ve always liked the Japanese very much and I’ve missed going there for a few years, since we haven’t been able to go because of COVID-19”.

“Then there is Brazil, which brings back very good memories, Singapore, which we haven’t been to for two years, Austin, which is one of my favorite circuits; there is Mexico, where I have always gone fast and it is a very fun race with the Mexicans. There are very fun races.”

Finally, the #55 was fully identified with the slogan ‘Forbidden to lower your arms’ of the beer brand: “I think it’s a situation we face every year, every moment of the season or personal life. I think that at some point we have all wanted to ‘lower our arms’, but I feel identified because it is something that I have always made it forbidden to do”

“You have to try to keep fighting, always think that there is a next opportunity that life is going to give you to try to improve yourself or to try to improve what you are failing and give yourself another chance. So I think that in the end this is how they end up getting things”, he concluded.

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