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After a beautiful Ferrari victory in Monaco, Charles Leclerc was one of the hottest pictures going into the Canadian Grand Prix. Although he did decently during the practice sessions, the qualifiers were where things went extremely wrong. Leclerc started the race at P11 and Carlos Sainz at P12 and that was not even the worst part.

Charles Leclerc had an issue with his power unit, and he had to retire from the race due to that. However, even if it were not for the power unit, the team would have made some crucial mistakes that made it difficult for the Monegasque driver to make it into the points before retiring. Looking at the way Ferrari’s weekend panned out, The Red Flags Podcast discussed the problem with the team, and it’s not the drivers.

Ferrari’s Strategy blunder puts them on blast

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The Red Flags Podcast likes to have a little fun while they talk about Formula 1. They have a strong opinion on how things happen in F1, and that’s just how candid they are. Knowing that Ferrari has been struggling due to not strategizing properly, they wanted to play around with it. As a joke, they printed out ‘Charles the Martyr of Ferrari Strategy’ teeshirts, but they thought they would have to retire the idea as Ferrari had a perfect weekend at Monaco.
The Hosts of the podcast discussed bringing the shirt back after the Canadian GP, saying, “Charles the martyr of Ferrari strategy shirts, yeah, and Ferrari fuck up shirt, and we were like, after last week, we’re like, well, I guess we’ll never release it, yeah, because I guess he’s trying to corner. He’s turned the corner and it’s no longer Charles is unlucky now. Charles is sailing into the distance, and he’s just gonna have a happy life filled with victories and world championships.” 
After mentioning that they had almost abandoned their teeshirt idea, they explained how the Canadian GP changed their mind, adding, “And then today was that stark reminder that no, it’s still fucking Ferrari, yeah. They’ll still find a way to just shit themselves, to just shit their pants.” A counter-argument came from the other host as he said, “Well, they had an engine problem,” and that backfired as the follow-up question was, “Carlos Sainz has an engine problem too?”
While Charles Leclerc had his engine to blame for his race retirement, Carlos Sainz spun out and ended up damaging the car. After it was announced that Lewis Hamilton would be replacing Carlos Saizn, many started to say that Ferrari replaced the wrong driver, and here is what The Red Flag Podcast had to say about that.

Who is Ferrari’s better driver?

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If we look at the stats and what’s visible in the driver’s championship standings, Charles Leclerc is the quicker driver on the team. Although it was Sainz who won the first race for Ferrari, the Monegasque driver has been more consistent when it comes to being on the podium.

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While discussing Carlos Sainz’s place in the team, they spoke about both drivers’ performances at the Canadian GP. It was clear that Charles Leclerc had some problems with his engine since the start of the race, Sainz was in P14 when he retired.

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Answering the question about Carlos Sainz having an engine problem, “I had a rare moment to watch the race with Brian, and like LeClaire struggling, not making any progress, and then he sees like Sainz like 14th, and you’re like does Sainz of an engine problem too? I mean, what they were talking about Leclerc’s engine problem all day long, and then I was like, well, Sainz is two places behind him, does he have an engine problem?”

The podcast explains how Carlos Sainz has been the less consistent driver in Ferrari, and despite having a fully functioning engine, he was behind Leclerc while in the race. Now, many fans are saying that Sainz is a better driver and that Ferrari will regret their decision to not replace Leclerc, however, from the looks of it, the 26-year-old driver is proving to be quicker than his departing teammate. With that said, who do you think is the better Ferrari driver? Carlos Sainz or Charles Leclerc? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.