Sainz will put this weekend behind him and concentrate now on the next round of the championship.
McLaren driver Carlos Sainz has run out of words to describe his misfortune after a pit stop issue ruined his race at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Climbing up into the top ten during a long opening stint on the hard tyres a problem with the front-left wheel gun during his first stop delayed his departure and took away any chance of a points finish.
A downcast Sainz said: “Another tough day, I am starting to get a little bit frustrated and a little bit out of words because nothing seems to go right for me at the moment. I guess I drove well today, I was happy with how the race was going and I just need to turn the page.”
He explained: “My hard work was done in that first stint
“We were looking very strong after that. We lost a lot of time today in the pits. I don’t think it is the guys’fault, I don’t want to be tough on them. I think we had a mechanical failure at the pit stop.
“It is not something to be tough about but as a competitive driver that I am, I am obviously very disappointed.”
Following the stop, Sainz says he was just “cruising” to the finish.
He added: “I stayed out on the hard tyre, we were starting to overcut everybody and starting to create a big tyre delta, which would have put me in a very strong position for the rest of the race.
“Again, another five seconds or something lost in the pit-stop and from there on, back into traffic and back into a very bad position. All of that hard work undone.”
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|Bahrain ||26 Mar|
|14:30 - 15:30||Free practice 1|
|18:00 - 19:00||Free practice 2|
|15:00 - 16:00||Free practice 3|
|18:00 - 19:00||Qualifying|
|18:00 - 20:00||Race|
|Bahrain||57 laps||308.238 km|