03 May 2021

Tyre graining cost possible top-five finish at Portimao

Sainz led the midfield teams in qualifying to take P5 on the grid, and made a good start to pass Sergio Perez for fourth on the opening lap.

But following a safety car period, Sainz slipped behind Perez and former McLaren team-mate Lando Norris before pitting for a set of medium tyres at the end of lap 21.

It caused Sainz to struggle in…

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