While Carlos Sanz was preparing for second place at the Austrian Grand Prix, a week after Ferrari’s engine was boosted, on Sunday he went from being the first Formula One winner to a non-finisher.
Senz said he was unhappy with the speed of the rescue vehicles as his car caught fire on Lap 58, as he had to get out of the car with little help.
“It was definitely not an ideal or normal situation, because I could see in my mirror that my car was on fire,” Sanz said. “I was applying the brakes, but as soon as I tried to jump, I wanted to leave the car completely out of control.
“I was calling Marshall to come and help me, put something on the tires to stop the car from turning. But the whole process was a bit slow and sometimes it was so hot that I had to move on. And I had to jump out. ,
“We definitely need to see how we can do this a little faster, because it wasn’t an easy situation.”
Senz, who won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last Sunday, said the hefty failure in the Red Bull ring came without warning.
“There is no reaction from the engine about this happening, [it was] Suddenly, ”he told Sky Sports.
“I missed a few words because it’s clearly a big loss of points and a big consequence for the team. I think one or two would have been easier today. “
When Marshall stopped the car and extinguished the fire, the sadly shocked Senz went and sat on the side of the track.
Teammate Charles Leclerc won the race for fear of being strangled by Red Bull Championship leader Max Verstappen but Ferrari was fast, had a slight inferiority complex in the tires and should be a second or two.
“It’s more difficult to take because we were going to reduce the championship head points for both Max and Red Bull, we were going to have a very big result for the team,” said fourth-placed Senz. , Said.
“It’s heartbreaking but we’ll have to keep turning the pages and it’s still a very big season.”
Team boss Matia Binotto said Ferrari’s second consecutive victory after six consecutive defeats by the Red Bull was crucial to boosting morale, with Leclerc now 38 points behind Verstappen.
“Happy with the victory, a little disappointed with Carlos’ failure [car] Because today could be a better Sunday. “