Speaking to Sky Sports, Sainz said: “Obviously I felt like I did the team game staying behind (Charles) and being penalised the way I was with the pitstop, losing a lot of time and losing the three positions and six seconds with the VSC ending, when we maybe could’ve done something different frustrated me.
"Lost a lot of time, and then trying to recover, which I did pretty quickly, the gap and the time, got the track limits and from there my race was quite compromised.
“I don’t really want to say I am owed (for Leclerc’s podium), I just did the best job I can. I’m in a very good moment with the car personally, I’m driving very well.
"I’m very fast every race weekend, putting together some good laps in quali, but also especially in the race pace, we’re being very quick. Doing some very good overtaking out there today, some good defending and that’s why I am frustrated that the result wasn’t better today.”
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