Carlos Sainz was able to come away from Canada with a P2 finish to his name and in the process gave Max Verstappen a real hard time during the race.
The 27-year-old just fell short of scoring his first Grand Prix win in Canada and after looking at his Montreal exploits, former F1 driver Martin Brundle has shown faith in the Spaniard by indicating that Grand Prix wins are not too far for the “smooth operator.”
Last year Sainz didn’t have the car under him to challenge for podium places but with Ferrari’s resurgence this year, the Spaniard has got the tools necessary to challenge the lights of Red Bull.
However, the 2022 season has not been kind to Sainz as he has had a very up and down season so far for the Maranello-based Ferrari team and hasn’t been as consistent as his teammate Charles Leclerc.
Sainz after 9 rounds is currently sitting in 5th place in the Drivers Championship with 102 points whereas his teammate is in third place with 126 points to his name.
The Spaniard has got a bit of catching up to do to the leading pack and after Montreal’s podium, Brundle is convinced that in the coming races he would be able to show consistency and probably have a few wins as well.
Martin Brundle has backed Carlos Sainz to score race wins
The upcoming Grand Prix is in Britain and after Carlos Sainz’s good performance in Canada, Brundle believes that it is just a matter of time before Sainz wins his first Grand Prix in Formula One.
Carlos is like Lando Norris and George Russell in that he’s ready to win GPs,” Brundle is convinced. “But those victories just keep eluding him for varied reasons. I’ve always been a supporter of Carlos and sometimes I felt like a lone voice in the paddock, but he’s very good – especially during races.
Brundle has very accurately pointed to the fact that this season Carlos has just not been able to perform consistently because of varied reasons but feels that the Spaniard has got it in him to win races in the pinnacle of motorsports.
The British Grand Prix is on the 3rd of July and after looking at what Brundle has said about him, Sainz is going to be all pumped up for the race and it will be interesting to see how he will perform on the historic Silverstone track.