WATCH: Every pass from Carlos Sainz’s brilliant drive from P19 to P8


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It was a performance that went somewhat under the radar on Sunday, such was the action elsewhere, but now you can enjoy the best bits from Carlos Sainz’s superb drive from 19th on the grid in Austria to P8 at the chequered flag.

Along the way you’ll see the McLaren man battle past the likes of Renault's Daniel Ricciardo, the Toro Rossos of Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat and the Alfa of Kimi Raikkonen, among others.

“I think we executed a very strong race, with a long stint on the medium tyre and then pitting for the hard compound in the right moment,” said the Spaniard of his action-packed drive.

“From that point onwards it was overtake after overtake, and I made my way into the points. The only setback of the day was that my front wing got damaged 10 laps from the end when I was starting to attack Gasly. With the pace I had, I think I could’ve taken P7, but I really had to drive the car carefully to avoid any mistakes and finally managed to stay ahead of Raikkonen.”

You can read the latest instalment of Carlos Sainz’s exclusive driver column on Formula1.com on Friday.



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