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Ferrari hail Sainz’s team spirit in Turkish GP qualifying

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ISTANBUL, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will begin Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix from the again of the grid resulting from an influence unit penalty however the Spaniard and his team nonetheless hailed a job nicely achieved in qualifying.

Sainz prevented McLaren rival Daniel Ricciardo from going additional than the primary stage after which helped team mate Charles Leclerc attain the ultimate section with a helpful aerodynamic ‘tow’ on his remaining run.

“Carlos showed great team spirit,” stated Ferrari racing director Laurent Mekies.

Leclerc ended up fourth quickest however will begin third because of Mercedes’ championship chief Lewis Hamilton, who was quickest, taking a 10-place penalty for exceeding his season’s engine allocation.

Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas begins on pole, with Hamilton’s title rival Max Verstappen alongside on the entrance row for Red Bull. L1N2R508I

“I did the best I could to help him (Leclerc),” Sainz informed reporters. “We also managed to bump out Ricciardo… our direct competition, so it was a perfectly executed quali,” the Spaniard added.

McLaren and Ferrari are locked in a decent battle for third in the Formula One constructors’ championship, with McLaren 17.5 factors forward of the Italian outfit with seven races left.

Ricciardo gained final month’s Italian Grand Prix with team mate Lando Norris second. Ricciardo and Norris will begin fifteenth and seventh respectively on Sunday.

“As you see where Charles is right now, not to have two cars up there feels like a bit of a missed opportunity,” stated Sainz, whose automotive now has the upgraded Ferrari energy unit that Leclerc used for the primary time on the earlier race.

Asked about his prospects, Sainz stated he would do his greatest to overhaul.

“We are going to try to recover, we’re going to try to be aggressive tomorrow, we have to,” he stated.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu, writing by Alan Baldwin, enhancing by Pritha Sarkar

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