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Ferrari admit to blunder over Sainz strategy

Ferrari have admitted they applied the wrong strategy for Carlos Sainz at the Portuguese Grand Prix, costing him any points. The Spaniard finished 11th at Portimao, his problems dating back to Q2 in which he needed a late run on soft tyres to make it through to the top-10 shootout. That compromised his race and although Sainz made a promising start from fifth on the grid against rivals on the medium compound, after the Safety Car restart he began to fall back. The goal for Ferrari was for at least one of their drivers to try and beat McLaren’s Lando Norris for the first time this season, and they tried two different tyre strategies in that aim. Charles Leclerc, who had started eighth,...
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