The team began this year with a Q 3 appearance due to Lando Norris in Melbourne.
Inspired by Motorsport.com if he believed the 2019 car had the potential to avoid replicating last year’s downturn, Sainz responded:”It’ll all depend on up grades. In case our upgrades work, then I am convinced this team is going to move forward.
“So we need those up grades early and also to start growing the car to not belong to exactly the exact same trap as last season.
“We know the direction to follow, we all know the car at this time has the pace to be in the combination: several races in Q 3, some races maybe not.
“But we have a fantastic development programme of course should we make it occur, we’ll triumph in that struggle “
Sainz just qualified 18th in Australia, was caught supporting Robert Kubica’s puncture-stricken Williams on his final lap in Q1.
An MGU K problem subsequently made Sainz the race first retirement just nine rebounds in to the grandprix, but at that time he was already up to 14 th and fighting with ultimate points finishers Lance Stroll and Daniil Kvyat.
“It reveals that the car was able to have things at that track , so let’s see how it adjusts to additional tracks like Bahrain or China,” said Sainz.
“But the very first feeling really was good – assaulting the Force India before, being able to clean four cars before, and that I was riding in the combination “