Carlos Sainz starts with Ferrari in 2021. The entire circus of F1 steps into a new era in this decade. The teams look up to the new regulations and expect a fair chance to every team. With the Spaniard finishing P6 this year, he would hope to improve that with Ferrari next year.
The decision to modify the Concorde agreement and come up with new rules was an incentive to instill the thrill back into the sport. With Mercedes and Hamilton’s winning streak boring the fans, the sport has lost some serious viewers. Well, the thought of new rules has also roused interest in all those fans.
Carlos Sainz points out that the sport has become very car centric. The functioning of the car is so distant that following a car like Mercedes and Red Bull becomes very tedious for Williams and Haas. The cars don’t function at equal abilities and thus there is always an advantage for the former cars.
“What I wish is that Formula 1 in the future has a closer grid, in order to allow the driver to create more of a difference,” commented the Spaniard.
The man from McLaren already fits well in the Burgundy overalls and he plans to stand on the podium with it. Next season, he and Leclerc plan on getting back Ferrari to the podium more often.
The authorities and FIA have come up with new regulations solely to break the norm of a single team’s dominance. It usually gets monotonous, and that is the worst thing for a sport. The excitement and zeal in seeing cars in close contest with each other is usually the spirit of F1. Sainz wishes that were back.
“I wish that we can close the group up together. I think FOM, Liberty, and the FIA have done a very good job with the 2022 regulations, and they’ve given that a chance,” expressed Sainz.
Carlos bids that the sport turns back to the days when more than the car, the driver mattered. Once the cars are all in the same frame and abilities, the skill of the driver will be the only element setting them apart. Well, even while we imagine that, the adrenaline pumps in within our veins.
“So hopefully the sport becomes a bit more human dependent in terms of driving, and less machinery dependent. I think the sport can be a lot closer, a lot more fun. That will create a greater audience, and I think it will be better for everyone,” concluded Sainz.
Even others such as Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton have wished that the new regulations deliver what the chiefs have promised. After the boring race at Abu Dhabi, the truth has really struck hard. F1 is dying as a sport and if something is not done early enough, none could save it.