Sainz: 'We are all quite shocked in a good way with how fast we are'
Carlos Sainz has praised the progress by McLaren over the winter with improvements in every area of the car.
At the lunch break on the final day of pre-season testing, Sainz pronounced himself 'happy' with his running.
"I'm happy with the progress made so far," Sainz told F1TV. "I'm especially happy with - we managed to have a good day of testing today.
"We managed to test three or four things that I had in the back of my mind and put a run plan together to make sure I tested them before Australia. I managed to the conclusions, and for me a good test day is based on that."
Ending his session in fifth place, McLaren remaining where they have been for the majority of testing.
"It's good fun," continued Sainz. "I mean, a 16.8 on a C3 tyre in Barcelona feels special, feels quick. I think we are all quite shocked in a good way with how fast we are and how much we are enjoying this 2020 car.
"I think we've made a lot of progress compared to last year. I think the car, looking at the data, we a much quicker pretty much everywhere compared to last year, so I am very happy about that.
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