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Sainz: McLaren 'less dependant on qualifying' because of racetrim

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz has explained his team's success this season has mainly come through the MCL34's race trim rather than qualifying performance, with the Spaniard currently topping the midfield in the standings in seventh place. Sainz has been the leading scorer for McLaren this season next to rookie Lando Norris, who does lead the qualifying duel within the team. The Woking-based side are 'best of the rest' in fourth place in the constructors' standings on 101 points as 2019 is the first time in five years the team reached the 100-point mark. In fifth place are Renault with 68 points, meaning with just five races to go, it really is McLaren's to lose in the midfield battle....
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