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2017-05-06 10:05

Spain - Carlos Sainz has lamented the fact that F1's top teams are "light years" ahead of the opposition.

From a personal point of view, the young Spaniard said he is happy with the "best start" he has had to his three years in formula one so far in 2017.

He told Spanish press: "My three years of experience are helping but still it wasn't easy because half of the grid is very close together."

'Something missing in F1'

Sainz admitted to some "frustration" that the leading teams Ferrari and Mercedes are "light years" ahead of the rest.

The Toro Rosso driver said in Barcelona: "If there is something missing in F1, it is that this gap is so great between the first two and the others." 

"If you look at the budgets, you know that it is impossible to reach them.  So I hope Liberty finds agreement among everyone so that it (the gap) can be reduced."

But he also gave the thumbs-up to F1's new era of much faster cars.

Sainz concluded:"If you look at the teammates in F1, the gaps between them are more noticeable, you see more mistakes in qualifying in the race.  We are obviously more on the limit, which makes the drivers look better." 

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