“It’s a big pleasure to drive with a car like this," he said. "It showed again today. We had quite a lot of different tyre strategies out there. For most of the race we were on the right one. Again, a win here, it's incredible."
Sainz did try and overtake Verstappen at the start of the race, but the Red Bull driver remained calm to keep the Ferrari in his rear-view mirrors.
“I had the harder compound [tyre] of course," he added when asked about the battle with Sainz. "I knew the start was maybe going to be a bit tricky. Going round the outside in turn one is always quite difficult, but luckily nothing happened.
“We had another strong weekend and that’s of course what I like to see from myself, from the team and hopefully we can just keep that up throughout the year."
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