Sainz recalls 'fun' battle with Ricciardo during British GP
Carlos Sainz has recalled the entertaining battle he had with Daniel Ricciardo during the British Grand Prix on Sunday, and thinks the fact both drivers were putting in qualifying-level laps together made it fun.
After a disappointing qualifying session which saw Sainz start the grid in 13th position the next day, the Spaniard bounced back in the race proper and made it up to sixth position, only to have to fiercely defend against the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo.
It was one of many one-on-one duels during the GP which made for a cracking race, and Sainz admits he had fun himself at Silverstone.
"I think the last few laps with Daniel were fun because he was just that tiny bit quicker that made him get into my DRS,” he said.
"And once he had the DRS, with head wind on the straight, my clipping on the battery, we were running more wing than him, so it meant he was really catching me on the straights but we were just hanging on in the corners.
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