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Carlos Sainz will surely be frustrated after the conclusion of Canada's hectic qualifying session, putting his F1-75 machine onto the second row of the grid behind championship leader Max Verstappen. 

The Spaniard was in contention for Pole Position until the final sector of his last Q3 run, with a poor exit from the final corner costing him several tenths and allowing Fernando Alonso to take P2 for Alpine. 

Despite an impressive debut season for Ferrari, Sainz has struggled to match his Monegasque teammate in his 2022 campaign and will look to gain points on both Leclerc and Perez at a bare minimum in the streets of Montreal. 

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In his post-qualifying interviews, Carlos Sainz made his intentions for the Canadian GP clear:

"It will be important [to pass Alonso] so we can get behind Max as soon as possible.

From there, try and push Red Bull into a strategy or into something different.

I think we have a good chance – we just need to make sure we get behind them as soon as possible, and if not, pass them at the start."

Sainz has already let opportunities to close the gap to his championship rivals slip this season, with the Spanish GP providing the greatest advantage of the Spaniard blowing an opportunity to take maximum points after the demise of his teammate. 

His race starts have been painfully average this season, and so he will look to put himself in the best position to compete for the victory on Sunday and establish himself as a legitimate threat this season.