“I don’t care about Lewis Hamilton,” Carlos Sainz’s angry rant at Ferrari engineer leads to disaster at the Monaco GP
Carlos Sainz lashes out on team radio about not caring for Lewis Hamilton's pace at the Monaco GP.
Carlos Sainz, image via F1
Carlos Sainz started the Monaco GP from the second row. The Spanish driver was stuck behind the Alpine of Esteban Ocon for quite some time before making a move out of frustration with the Frenchman. However, things went downhill from there as Sainz incurred damage on the front wing. The 28-year-old had an outburst on the team radio about the race strategy.
The Spaniard slammed the team for poorly handling the race strategy as the rain poured down in Monaco. Carlos Sainz reminded the team that Ferrari let Esteban Ocon get ahead of the 28-year-old after the round of pitstops for intermediates. The team mentioned that it was trying to cover him from Lewis Hamilton. Carlos stated, “I don’t care about Hamilton!”.
Sainz was confident of being quick enough to get the final podium spot. Unfortunately, things have become a nightmare for the 28-year-old as he struggled to keep the car under control in the wet conditions. The Spanish driver slid down the pecking order so much that he now stands even behind teammate Charles Leclerc.
“What an unserious team” – Fans not surprised by Ferrari’s strategic disaster
Fans on Twitter were furious with how Ferrari lost out to its rivals. One user called it a usual affair at Maranello and said, “Here we go again”. At the same time, another fan slammed Ferrari for its poor strategy. The fan stated, “What an unserious team”. Moreover, one fan believed that this attitude might not be appreciated by the Scuderi. The fan wrote, “He will probably get fired”.
Carlos Sainz will not get his much-awaited first podium of the 2023 season yet again. The Spanish driver came home in the bottom half of the points due to a disaster caused by the strategy team. The 28-year-old will certainly have a lot to say to Fred Vasseur and his team after this race in a bid to avoid such a scenario in the future.
Thus, the Monaco GP is a race to forget for Carlos Sainz this season. The Spanish driver had the chance to clinch another podium in the streets of Monte Carlo. Subsequently, the 28-year-old might even contemplate his stay on the team if such mismanagement continues. For now, Sainz must stay content with just a handful of points.
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