“I think I was on pole the whole time,” Carlos Sainz extremely distraught after missing out on P1 in Singapore

Carlos Sainz has talked about missing out on P1 during the Singapore GP Qualifying.

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz, after missing out on the pole position during the Singapore GP Qualifying has indicated that he made a slight error in Q3 that cost him a chance to be on the front row for the upcoming race.

During the Q3 session of the Singapore Qualifying, it was extremely tight at the north end of the grid where Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, and a few others including Sainz were fighting their hearts out to secure the front row.

However, at the end of all the chaos, Carlos Sainz missed out on pole position by the finest of margins. Charles Leclerc who secured pole position was able to do a lap of 1:49:412 whereas the Spaniard managed a time of 1:49:583.

It was extremely tight between the top four and Sainz while dwelling over his quali outing said, “I think I was on pole the whole time until [turn] 16, in the end, it was “a little painful” to have so narrowly missed pole.”

The 28-year-old has been left extremely disappointed with his outing and feels that had he not made the untimely error, he could have been leading the rest of the cars into Turn 1 during tomorrow’s race.

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Carlos Sainz would be looking to move up the grid during the Singapore GP

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz despite finishing P4 is going to start from the second row on the grid, and it is not an extremely bad place to commence the race from. Moreover, anything can happen in Turn1, and for Sainz, it is going to be about being at the right place at the right time.

It has been some time since Sainz has scored a race win and the Singapore GP could prove to be a really great opportunity for the Spaniard of doing so.

Moreover, Sainz has looked very strong on the first two days of the Singapore extravaganza and he would be looking to take his good form into tomorrow’s race and make a few swift moves to get the better of the front runners.

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

The Singapore GP is going to be a grueling affair and will take its toll on the driver’s body and considering how chaotic the previous races have been at the street circuit, who according to you is going to come out on top?

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Rishabh Negi is an F1 author at FirstSportz who ardently follows Formula One and is also a passionate supporter of the Arsenal football team. He has done his Master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and sees writing about F1, as something, that provides him solace to disconnect from the everyday chaos of life.