Carlos Sainz reiterated his remarks made just after the race yesterday in Belgium, and considers that it was totally logical not to run, given the catastrophic conditions that we could see on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
“First of all, it was the right decision not to run” Sainz said. “All the people who criticize from their homes are saying crazy things. Concretely, we couldn’t see anything two meters away. One by one, we could have done a ‘super pole’ lap.”
“We could have gone through the Raidillon, that was not the problem. The problem was visibility, and during the two laps behind the Safety Car, the tires cooled completely. And we were going into the Raidillon and into the straight line. without any visibility. “
The specter of an accident similar to the one that claimed Anthoine Hubert’s life was present: “If someone had spun around on cold tires in front of you, I can tell you that if tenth had crashed, everyone up to 20th would have hit it, and that’s there a huge accident at 300 km / h could have happened. “
Charles Leclerc confirms the words of his teammate: “With what happened to Anthoine two years ago, I think it was the right choice. I’m not afraid, but prevention is better than cure. We have to think about the fact that these are human lives behind the wheel. “
On the other hand, the Spaniard really regrets that the race management decided to distribute points, rather than cancel the race: “Giving points for this race that didn’t take place is a bad thing for me. If you didn’t ride, why distribute the points for a race that didn’t exist?”