Carlos Sainz Explains His ‘Simple Decision’ Behind Choosing Ferrari for 2021

November 1, 2020 6:32 pm

Carlos Sainz has been silent about his next season with the Italians. Seeing Ferrari this season, many have already concluded that Sainz made a mistake. The manner in which Sebastian struggles with the car must send a chill down Sainz’s spine.

Although Carlos was performing exceptionally well with the English Constructors, he was not up on the podium often. Yet, his positions and points are far better than the Ferrari No.5. But will he be able to maintain that with Ferrari?

When La Gazzetta Dello asked the Spaniard about his views on the subject, the answer baffled many.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – October 31, 2020 McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during practice Luca Bruno/Pool via REUTERS

I want to win. And I feel Ferrari is the best opportunity to succeed in the future.

“I have followed this brand for as long as I can remember, it is a name that means a lot, I am convinced that the team will improve and can give me a competitive car. The decision was simple,replied the Spaniard.

Several fans would laugh at the possibility, but if Sainz sees the scope, he should pursue it. However, it will be better for the Spaniard to have a good look at the car before racing with it. Once he unlocks the mystery of the car, it will be far easier for him.

Sainz understands the stress he will be under at Ferrari. He will replace Vettel and team, and race alongside Leclerc, a driver that has outperformed a former champion. Thus, he will have to be extra cautious of every step he takes at the Italian Camp.

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Sainz knows he will race one of the fastest at Ferrari

Sainz presently is P10 at the driver’s championship, and he would not want to tumble further down. He comments that he has seen the plan of Ferrari for the next year and that it convinces him to carry on with the contract.

I’m going to challenge one of the fastest talents, and Leclerc has two more years of experience with the team. But I know I can play it,” remarked a confident Sainz.

Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal – October 25, 2020 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Jose Sena Goulao

Ferrari might look weak this year, but the team principal promises a proper turn around next year. The crew promises to fix the car and give its racers a fighting chance. However, it is easier said than done. Only time will tell how far Ferrari have fared on their promise.

Even the Ferrari CEO was quoted saying earlier that even though the team has everything they need to compete, they will have to implement it well. Carlos signed his contract with the team with a lot of confidence. The Italians would not want to destroy that and disappoint another racer on the grid.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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