Carlos Sainz has revealed that Ferrari's 2023 car 'has something we still don't understand', after he and team-mate Charles Leclerc came from nowhere to lockout the front row of the grid during qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix.
The team will start Sunday's race with hope that they can claim their second race win of the season, whilst Leclerc will be hoping to overturn his dismal record of failing to convert any of his pole positions into victories in 2023.
After qualifying, Sainz revealed that he was just as stunned by the team's brilliant performance on Saturday as the rest of the paddock.
"We did a great lap, we improved all we did during the weekend," he told DAZN after the session.
"To be honest, my second lap in Q3 was even better. To be honest I have no idea how the car works. Some times it goes fast, sometimes slow.
"It is a situation that honestly is very weird, with the tyres and with the outlaps, we truly don’t understand it at all.
"Yeah for Max it improved two tenths of a second and for us it was around eight to a full second. Like I told you, our car has something that we really don’t understand," he continued.
"Sometimes it surprises us in a good way, and sometimes it does it in a bad way. We have to keep improving and understanding the car because things like today keep happening and we still don’t understand."
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