The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was an unfortunate day for both Ferrari drivers; neither Carlos Sainz nor Charles Leclerc were able to finish the race as they had to retire early due to reliability problems.
After he had to retire from the race on lap nine of the race from P4, the 27-year-old admits the current season is not his best.
"Around turn 3 in lap 9 or 10, I don’t remember, the hydraulics went and that was it. It’s a shame because I had taken a lot of care of my tyres in the first nine laps, opening a bit of a gap to get some fresh air in the tyres, and I was about to start my race, start pushing and move towards the front and as soon as this happened the hydraulics went,” the Spaniard explained.
“Big shame, it’s a bad day for the team, but we need to make sure we stay together, stay positive, better days will come.
“So far, the 2022 season is definitely not going my way.”
But the bad luck streak is not getting his mood down, as he is still focused on staying positive and hoping for a better outcome soon with a great attitude.
“Yes, that’s the main objective but the team knows this and we know we need to improve maybe on that side, we’ve been pretty good on reliability. On my side we’ve just been terribly unlucky the whole season and it’s been quite difficult to get any kind of momentum going this season, I cannot do two consecutive races normally without anything happening and also the DNF in lap nine, you need laps and I need laps and I need to complete races to keep understanding the car,” said Sainz.
“It's a shame, but we are a team and we’re going to stay united, we’re going to stay positive because I’m sure better days will come.”