_cerber1 wrote:Question Judging by the results of the tests, McLaren will be ahead of the teams of the middle group?
Carlos Sainz: We'll see. In the last week of tests, we did everything we needed and were pleased with the way the training went. The team is satisfied with the progress in two weeks of tests - we more or less got what we wanted from the car and the settings. At the base, everyone is enthusiastic, and this adds to my own motivation. Yes, we do not yet know what positions we are in, but it was great to pass the distance on the tests and to feel that we are ready for the start of the season.
Question: On the tests you showed the best time at the end of the sixth day. Does that give confidence?
Carlos Sainz: We have not yet checked the maximum speed of the car, so it's hard to say. We will do this only during qualification in Australia. I only care about the result on the stopwatch, and not the feeling of control. If the car has understeer, but in speed we will be ahead of the teams of the middle group, I will be happy, and you can always adjust to the features of the car.
Question the Team brought new items to Melbourne
Carlos Sainz Yes, a few new elements, but nothing that would seriously change the car. We took with us three or four new parts to solve the problems with the balance that prevented in Barcelona. The team is moving in the right direction, listens to the racers and prepares new items, taking into account our wishes.
Question a New power plant Renault inspires optimism
Carlos Sainz: In the tests it was like that, but in Barcelona we drove with low downforce, and this was partly due to our high speed on the straights. In qualifying, we learn how much progress made in Renault.
Question: On tests, did you try to increase engine power for qualification?
Carlos Sainz: Maybe! (laughs) Exactly what's not on my fast lap. Hope we have this mode. It’s not a long time to go - you will learn everything in a day. In fact, already after the second training session, we will have the first idea of what positions we are in.
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