Sainz posted a similar message to his Ferrari teammate but took a more forward-looking approach, expressing his anticipation for the upcoming race in Las Vegas rather than dwelling on the Brazil result.
"Difficult day," Sainz said. "Struggled with starts due to a clutch issue and unfortunately P6 was the maximum.
"Big shame for Charles as today we could’ve scored important points against Merc. Time to recharge batteries and come back stronger in Las Vegas."
Fight for P2
Ferrari are currently engaged in a battle with Mercedes for second place in the constructors' championship, sitting 20 points behind as they approach the final two races of the season.
However, Sainz acknowledged that this race could have been crucial for the Scuderia's objectives if both drivers had been in the race, especially considering George Russell's DNF during the race.
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