Carlos Sainz is finding the car he was in last year, the McLaren, one of the most difficult ones to overtake on track.

The Spaniard left the British team to join McLaren at the end of the 2020 season and was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo, whom he spent most of the British Grand Prix stuck behind.

He had more pace than the Aussie but, due to a poor pit-stop, ended up behind him and couldn’t find a way past before the end of the race, crossing the line in P6.

Such a problem is something he’s had a number of times in 2021, and he feels that, with their Mercedes engines, Ricciardo and Lando Norris are two of the hardest drivers to get past.

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