The Spaniard was unable to match the speed of team-mate Charles Leclerc from the first lap at Zandvoort, and ultimately fell again into the pack of pursuing vehicles.
However regardless of valiantly attempting to carry off Fernando Alonso for sixth place, he ultimately misplaced out to a DRS transfer down the beginning/end straight at the beginning of the ultimate lap.
Talking after the race, Sainz mentioned that there was no apparent rationalization for why he was so sluggish and mentioned solely an investigation again at Ferrari’s manufacturing unit this week will resolve it.
“I can’t clarify it clearly,” he mentioned.
“The entire race was a little bit of a ache for me, and I used to be simply very sluggish: sliding round, and degrading the tyres.
“I misplaced the sensation that I had with the automobile on Friday on Saturday. And, to be sincere, on the laps to the grid, I already observed one thing that I used to be not likely proud of, and the steadiness was fairly off.
“I mainly struggled rather a lot the entire day, and it is one thing that we’re going to look into within the subsequent few days to attempt to discover out precisely what occurred.”
Marshals take away the broken automobile of Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21
Picture by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images
Sainz’s weekend was not superb, after he crashed closely in closing free observe on Saturday morning and broken his automobile.
Whereas Ferrari was in a position to restore it totally, the workforce says it can’t rule out one thing being a legacy of that incident.
Group boss Mattia Binotto mentioned: “We do not know but what actually was the difficulty, so we are going to have a look at all the things.
“We’ll have a look at the automobile, by way of meeting. We’ll have a look at the setup, we are going to have a look at the automobile steadiness. For the time being we would not have any reply.
“From the crash, I do not assume that there’s any consequence of it, although Carlos didn’t have helpful monitor time within the morning to attempt to perceive a bit extra the automobile.
“I believe we can’t exclude a mistake for the time being, so we are going to look rigorously in any respect the elements.
“I’m certain we are going to come out with a conclusion that may make it extra snug for the subsequent occasions.”
Sainz added: “It would both be one factor or it could possibly be quite a lot of small issues. I favor to not leap into conclusions, significantly as a result of I do not know precisely.
“We merely have not had a have a look at the info, so it may take a number of days.
“I am certain we are going to discover one thing and we are going to come again stronger. It would simply be that it was nothing and I want to alter a number of issues. However it’s true that it has been very unusual and we will work exhausting on understanding it.”