Carlos Sainz Saturday in Qualifying at Imola he missed access to Q3 stopping in eleventh position, a result that obviously did not satisfy the Spaniard of Ferrari, who admitted that he was not perfect in the final of the second session, making several mistakes in the decisive lap and finding himself excluded on the contrary of his box mate Charles Leclerc, as always a guarantee especially on Saturday on the flying lap.
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Sainz redeemed himself immediately in the first few meters of the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna and of Made in Italy with an excellent starting point. From the sixth row and from the eleventh pitch on the starting grid, the former McLaren had an excellent starting point by immediately overtaking Esteban Ocon’s Alpine a few moments after the lights went out. Stuck in traffic, Sainz made the next moves at the entrance to the Variante Villeneuve, where he overtook a McLaren on the outside, then at the Tosa he chose the external trajectory and then crossed the exit trajectory surprising Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin at the Piratella thanks to the best traction obtained at the exit of the Tosa. An excellent first lap for Carlos Sainz, who finished the race in fifth place, thus achieving what is now the best race result with Ferrari for the 1994 class.