Sainz: Ferrari’s “strange plan” was to knock out an F1 rival in Q1

Sainz came into the Istanbul weekend knowing that he would start from the back of the grid having taken his fourth power unit of the season.
Often in such circumstances drivers make only a token effort in Q1, but Ferrari actively decided to use Sainz to prevent another car from making the top 15, thus stopping it progressing through to the next session.
The plan could not have worked out any …Keep reading