Dutch GP: Carlos Sainz tips Ferrari to strike back at Red Bull

Carlos Sainz has said he firmly believes that Ferrari will be closer to Red Bull at the Dutch Grand Prix, after a tough experience in Belgium.

F1 finds itself firmly in the midst of a triple header with the race at Spa starting to disappear in the rear view mirror and the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort now appearing on the horizon.

Indeed, it should be an exciting occasion as the Orange Army looks forward to welcoming Max Verstappen back home as a world champion for the first time, and you can bet there will be a party around the twisty track.

Looking to spoil that party, though, will be Ferrari with them eager to try and bounce back from the disappointment of Spa that saw them well off of the pace of the Red Bulls for much of the weekend.

Indeed, despite starting on pole for the race it did appear as though P3 was about as good as Carlos Sainz could have hoped for on Sunday, which is what he achieved, but he feels as though things will be tighter when we pitch up just west of Amsterdam in a few days from now:

“I think at Zandvoort we can be back on form and beat Red Bull again.

“I’m not particularly worried about that. I think we just had a bit of a difficult weekend and this track was perfectly suited to Red Bull.

SPA, BELGIUM – AUGUST 26: Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari F1-75 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 26, 2022 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

“I think Zandvoort is a better hunting ground for us and we should be stronger there. It doesn’t mean we should beat Red Bull or comfortably beat them, but get back in the fight? I am convinced we should.”

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