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Carlos Sainz happy with sixth in Austin

  • Published on 24 Oct 2016 11:13
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Carlos Sainz was thrilled to come away from the United States Grand Prix having equalled the best result of his career.

The Spaniard was on target to finish fifth until a late race pass from Compatriot Fernando Alonso dropped him down to fifth.

Nevertheless, the Toro Rosso driver was happy wth the outcome of the race.

"Today’s result is a very special one for myself and the team," said Sainz. "It’s a top, top, top result. What a boost and what a way to motivate the team and keep our heads up until the end of the season."

"I don’t know what this track has, but I just get such a good feeling every time I race here. It’s a weekend I will always remember," he added. "To equal my best result in Formula One makes me very happy, but this P6 is a bit more special than the one in Barcelona because here we didn’t think we really had the car to do so – our simulations before the race said we would only finish in P11 or P12 and here we were, fighting for a P5."

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