The McLaren Renault Formula One team were left a little disappointed according to Sporting Director Gil De Ferran after Carlos Sainz who started the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne’s Albert Park from 18th place was forced to retire from the race with a suspected MGU-K failure.

Speaking following the race Sainz said:

“It’s been a weekend to forget. I think we lost the MGU-K, which was a shame as the race was going well. I’d put yesterday behind me and I was feeling positive going into today. I’d done everything I wanted to do: I made a good start, overtaking four cars, getting in the fight for the points and starting to attack the cars in front. The car felt good, we had strong pace and I was fighting with other cars that ended up in the points today, which shows us that points could have been possible.

“This one hurts, but this is Formula 1. My season has started with a really unlucky weekend but hopefully we can start having more positive results from Bahrain onwards. I’m happy to put this one behind me and keep pushing.”

Lando Norris started his very first Formula One Grand Prix from eighth place on the grid and stayed out of trouble coming home in 12th place and speaking following the race he said:

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