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Why Carlos Sainz Jr Is Under Most Pressure Heading to 2015 Russian Grand Prix

The spectre of Singapore continued to hang over Scuderia Toro Rosso as Formula One arrived at Suzuka for last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, but Carlos Sainz Jr was insistent that the past was firmly in the past. Just four days earlier, a team-orders row appeared to break out at the Red Bull B-team after Max Verstappen refused to follow the pit wall's instructions to gift eighth place to Sainz in the latter stages of the Marina Bay race, as reported by Sky Sports' Mike Wise. Yet, despite being subjected to the ultimate insult by his team-mate and denied the chance of securing his best-ever finish in F1—being freed by Verstappen would have allowed him, on fresher tyres, to pressurise seventh-placed Sergio Perez—Sainz wa...

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