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Carlos Sainz warns Max Verstappen: “We will put pressure on him in the coming races”

At the Italian GP, ​​Carlos Sainz had to face a grid penalty and start at the back of the grid. Without that grid penalty, Sainz is convinced that Ferrari could have put more pressure on Max Verstappen.

From the back of the starting grid, Carlos Sainz did indeed put in an impressive catch-up race. The Spaniard eventually finished fourth in Monza, but without the grid penalty, according to Sainz, there could have been more.

“If we hadn’t had a grid penalty, we could have competed with both cars at the front and put Max under enormous pressure,” said Sainz.

“Unfortunately I had to endure a grid penalty that prevented us from splitting our strategy. I think that gave Max the freedom to do the opposite of Charles.”

“I think if we don’t get any more penalties and we go to circuits that suit us better, like Singapore, and I’m up front, then we’ll have two cars that we can give Max a hard time. We are then in a better position.”

“Not being able to compete at the front, with the speed I have, was very disadvantageous for us.”

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