Sainz bemoans "crappy" Portuguese practice despite P5 finish
McLaren driver Carlos Sainz bemoaned a "crappy" day on Formula 1's return to Portugal as the entire field struggled to find grip at Portimão.
All drivers but Kevin Magnussen had a lap time deleted in first practice, whilst everyone continued to battle the rear-end of their cars in the second 90-minute session.
Sainz, who ended the day fifth fastest, insisted the team should be happy with the day despite the challenges faced.
"It was crappy the whole way through the whole day," he said. "People doing a lot of mistakes, people getting out of phase so a lot of traffic, very low track grip compared to what we expected from this new surface so a challenging day for everyone.
"But we turned out at the top of the standings on a difficult day so we can not be too disappointed."
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