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Sainz: Thursday problems will "hurt further into weekend"

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Sainz: Thursday problems will "hurt further into weekend"
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May 24, 2019, 9:36 AM

McLaren's Carlos Sainz fears the mileage he lost to a technical issue in Monaco Formula 1 first practice will "hurt further into the weekend".

Sainz completed just one installation lap at the end of the opening 90 minutes of practice, after his McLaren team was forced to fix an ERS problem with his engine.

He completed 47 laps in FP2, ending the session just under a tenth from the top 10, and was just 0.026s shy of 12th-placed teammate Lando Norris.

Admitting to losing "30, 40 laps" due to his FP1 non-start, Sainz is wary the impact of this will be felt more in the weekend's remaining action.

"I did my best to catch-up, but I'm still [at least] 30 laps behind," he said. "So that's never going to change the whole weekend, but hopefully with getting more comfortable in the car and my experience of previous years I managed to kind of recover that."

He added: "Obviously Monaco is the last place where you want to miss FP1 and stand still for an hour and a half, and watch the others get laps on you.

"Obviously the mechanics did a brilliant job to get me back out on track right at the end [of FP1] to get an installation lap. But those 30, 40 laps are going to hurt me further into the weekend. But hopefully I can recover them little-by-little."

Sainz also admits he and the team will have to do a "bit of guessing" in improving the set-up ahead of Saturday's running owing to his lack of data from Thursday.

Teammate Norris also missed out on running during the afternoon session when he damaged the floor of his car over a kerb, which denied him a chance to carry out a high-fuel run.

Despite only completing 27 laps, he says missing out on long runs doesn't matter much, as "it's all about qualifying" at Monaco.

"I made a mistake and damaged the car a little bit, so I didn't manage to do a long run at all," said Norris.

"I just managed to do the short qualifying run. I don't know about the car on the long run, but here it's all about qualifying.

"So it's just trying to get the best qualifying car, and that will put you in a much better position than having a bad qualy but a good race."

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Series Formula 1
Event Monaco GP
Drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. Shop Now
Teams McLaren Shop Now
Author Lewis Duncan