‘A New Engine Is Coming’ – Sainz Seeing ‘Positive Signs’ With 2021 Ferrari F1 Car

Published 01/23/2021, 4:00 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during practice Giuseppe Cacace/Pool via REUTERS


One team that did not have an enjoyable 2020 F1 season was Scuderia Ferrari. The Italian motorsport giants huffed and puffed to results and made rare appearances on the podium.

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In relative comparison, their new driver Carlos Sainz had a wonderful campaign last year. Alongside Lando Norris, he helped McLaren to a much improved third place in the Constructors’ standings.

However, Sainz believes there are already some positive signs for his new team, having spent a few weeks with them now. He also feels that the new engine should improve their situation and help have a better 2021 season.

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Carlos Sainz has spent some time at the Ferrari factory in Maranello

Speaking in an interview, Sainz said, “It’s incredible. These days at the factory are being very special.” (translated via Google Translate)

“Put on the red jumpsuit, get into F1, the simulator, see the wheel with the Cavallino.

“There are many details that make you feel special.”

AUTODROMO NAZIONALE, MONZA, ITALY: Carlos Sainz Jr. of McLaren F1 Team in the paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The power unit was a major concern for Ferrari in the 2020 campaign. Both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel despaired over the performance of their cars despite some valiant efforts.

The 16-time Constructors’ champions will aim to finish higher in the midfield battle

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Sainz, however, has reason to believe that 2021 could get better. He continued, “I already see some positive signs from Ferrari and improvements and obviously a new engine is coming that should improve the situation a bit again, although I think the new year for everyone will be in 2022.”

It might just be a little early for Ferrari to challenge for the titles on offer just as yet. However, they can still make improvements to cut across the competition and finish third in the standings.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice Giuseppe Cacace/Pool via REUTERS

Clearly, that would represent a marked improvement from last season, finishing sixth with a measly points tally of 131.

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With the existence of a few solid players in an already ultra-competitive midfield, the road ahead is certainly tough for the Prancing Horse. Knowing the nature and spirit of Ferrari, though, expect them to come out firing on all cylinders and giving it their best possible efforts in the new season.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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