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Reviews Carlos Sainz: Happy Birthday from the Ferrari Team

17:05  02 september  2021
17:05  02 september  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Yesterday Carlos Sainz celebrated his 27th birthday. On this occasion he prepared his Ferrari team a surprise, but had to put him in advance. "They told me that I have to change my car hire, and I had to go to 9 early," he says. This did not fit the Spaniard at all before his flight to Zandvoort.

"But when I arrived, I suddenly wanted hundreds of people happy birthday. That's what I thought," says Sainz, for whom they came completely out of blue. "I did not expect that," says the Spaniard. "But that was a nice surprise from the team."

The rest of the day consisted of the birthday child from the trip, a sponsor event for shell and a game of golf against his buddy and ex-teammates Lando Norris. The Briton did not win Sainz on his day of honor and celebrated his victory on Instagram pretty much - to the trouble of Sainz.

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"He has dropped an unpleasant mail to social media and said that I would have collapsed or so if we just play for fun," says the Spaniard. "If I had posted on social media every time I hit him somewhere, then he would be depressed," he says. "And now he turns me once and posts immediately: 'Her hearth, I beat Carlos!'"

much more important than a success on the golf course is likely to be the Ferrari pilot but a success on the weekend in Zandvoort. In Spa, Sainz had only been part of one point after he had already eliminated in the rainy qualifying in Q2.

"We still do not quite understand why we were not so fast in the wet, as we should have been, especially compared to Imola, where the car was astonishing in the wet and we've driven some of the fastest laps of the race" , he says. "And then we suddenly come to Spa and really have problems with the grip."

"But we hope it's a unique thing, and we hope that we come back to the PACE on this route, again in Q3 and hopefully back under the first eight." At least, at least that no rain is predicted for Zandvoort on the weekend.

The route, which is new territory for the modern formula 1, knows Sainz at least from the formula BMW and the formula 3. "I remember that she was one of my favorite routes," he says. And that already with the speed of a formula 3 boliding.

"So I can not imagine how the Formula 1 will feel here. It will be intense, unique, especially with the changes you made. We can barely expect to go to the track."

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