Within the Italian Grand Prix’s FP2, Sainz misplaced management of his Ferrari in the midst of the quick Variante Ascari mixture, spinning off the observe on the within and making arduous head-on contact with the wall.
It was Sainz’ third crash in 4 race weekends after going off in qualifying in Budapest earlier than the summer time break, after which struggling a shunt final weekend in apply for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
Sainz, who admitted he “wanted to rebuild his confidence” after what he referred to as a “large crash” on Saturday morning, stated he nonetheless would not have a proof for what occurred.
“It is clearly an accident that I ought to have prevented, it is an accident that I nonetheless do not perceive and I haven’t got a proof for,” he stated in Sunday night time after securing sixth.
“The automotive has been very impartial in Ascari throughout the entire weekend, and I have been struggling lots with the steadiness there.
“I assume I am nonetheless going by a little bit of a studying course of understanding the automotive.
“The automotive appears to be additionally fairly impartial within the mid nook and I have to be cautious once I go on throttle.
Requested if there’s any hyperlink along with his earlier two crashes, Sainz stated: “I feel there are three separate accidents with three separate causes. I feel I already defined that in Zandvoort I went a bit offline and misplaced the automotive, and it was a really driver mistake.
“In Budapest I just about I am fairly positive that I bought one of many largest gusts of winds that I had in a race automotive in my life.”
Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21
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Regardless of suggesting he’s nonetheless studying find out how to get probably the most out of his Ferrari, Sainz had been praised for his fast adaptation to his new crew after switching from McLaren forward of this season.
Sainz at present lies seventh within the drivers’ standings, simply 6.5 factors behind established teammate Charles Leclerc, and took two podiums for his new crew within the first half of 2021.
However his Zandvoort and Monza crashes come after Ferrari crew boss Mattia Binotto urged the Spaniard to place collectively complete error-free grand prix weekends in the course of the second half of the 2021 season, with Sainz adamant “it won’t occur once more anytime quickly”.
“It isn’t splendid, as a result of I price the mechanics and the crew a number of too many repairs currently, however I am positive it won’t occur once more anytime quickly and I’ll get well from it,” he added.
“However sure, one thing to study from and one thing that I have to hold investigating and making an attempt to study from as a result of it isn’t splendid.”