Carlos Sainz Hints at Wanting a Long Term Deal with Ferrari F1

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December 27, 2020 12:19 pm

Carlos Sainz Jr has been touring the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello ahead of his switch to the Italian team for 2021. According to Scuderiafans, during the seat fitting, Sainz apparently revealed that he is looking to stay longer than his initial deal of two years with Ferrari.

Speaking to Spanish media, the former McLaren driver spoke about his goal over the upcoming two-year contract. “Our common goal is for these two years to be successful,” he said.

I come to Ferrari without an expiration date. But everyone’s first goal is two good years in the right direction. I want to open a cycle.”

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. playing football in the paddock Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Ferrari are known for signing huge contracts, with Leclerc being the prime example.

The Monegasque entered Ferrari with just a one-year contract. However, Ferrari looked rather impressed by Leclerc’s pace. Hence, considering the offer from Ferrari, Leclerc recently signed a whopping 5-year contract and hence, will stick with the team until the end of 2024.

Similarly, Sainz will also most likely renew his contract after the first two seasons with the team. Thus, one can see the Spaniard wearing that red suit, at least until the end of 2024, unless he gets a better offer from other teams.

Carlos Sainz aims to out-race his teammate at Ferrari

The Spaniard was pretty sound, with his upcoming battle against Leclerc and other opponents. “I come to Ferrari to bring the team back to the top and to leave my opponents behind, including my own teammate,” he said.

It could be a tough task for Sainz to stay serious, considering that Lando Norris has been his teammate for the last two seasons. His next teammate isn’t as cheeky as Norris and is rather serious.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

Hence, one might wonder that the massive contrast in personality might just deny Sainz from building a strong relationship with Leclerc. However, it looks like the Spaniard is quite aware of that, and is also looking to stay serious from the moment he steps into that Prancing Horse.

It is not very difficult to be more serious and quiet than Lando. So in that way, he (Leclerc) is more like me,” Sainz said. “But I am very sure we will have a great time.”

Overall, this line-up looks quite juicy, and neither of the drivers will go down without a fight. Hence, the fans can definitely count on some wheel-to-wheel battles throughout the next couple of seasons.

Who do you think will come out on top?

Rohit Kumar

Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing. With his favorite track being Hockenheim and his favorite turn being Eau Rouge (Spa, Belgium), Rohit is a strong advocate for bringing back the pre-turbo-hybrid era V10 engines and their screams. Apart from being an author, Rohit is also a trained tennis player, having qualified for national tournaments. He has been a part of the Estilio Academy for over a decade.

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