2016 Italian Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Italian Grand Prix - Race Day - Monza, Italy

Carlos Sainz - 15th place - 7/10

You have to feel for the Toro Rosso drivers at Monza, where the 2015 Ferrari power unit deficit was brutally highlighted. Bottas passed Sainz at Curva Grande as if the Spaniard was standing still on lap 15, and with that sort of performance progress was always likely to be nigh-on impossible. Tried to execute an aggressive one-stop strategy in an attempt to negate the lack of power but in the end needed a second stop for supersofts as Sainz ended up more than half a minute from the points.