‘Ferrari Is the Best Place To Achieve It’: Carlos Sainz Names His Big F1 Ambition

Published 02/27/2021, 4:45 AM EST

26 February was the first launch of Ferrari that saw their driver lineup that would compete on the grid for 2021. Charles Leclerc and his new teammate, Carlos Sainz, kicked off the event as they set their eyes on a successful season ahead.


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During the launch, Carlos Sainz spoke of his targets at the Scuderia, revealing his reasons for thinking that joining Ferrari is vital in achieving his dreams.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 11: Carlos Sainz of Spain and McLaren F1 looks dejected in the Pitlane during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 11, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz thinks Ferrari is the best chance at the title


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Sainz said, “To be here at the age of 26 is to achieve what I have always dreamed of.

“In the next 5 years I want to become a world champion and I believe that Ferrari is the best place to achieve it. I think I have reached the right place at the right time. You feel like you are a part of a story and it is a great responsibility.” 

*Checks date*

Our team launch is 2 days away, #Tifosi! Not long to go 😄#essereFerrari 🔴 pic.twitter.com/TD1du1SQ1Y

— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 24, 2021

This is the youngest lineup the Scuderia has had in years, and after their nightmare of a season last year, the team will have to give 2021 their everything.

Hoping for a better season

The Maranello-based outfit endured their worst season in over four decades. The lack of a good power unit caused them to put on rather disappointing performances, scoring only a handful of podium finishes the entire year.

However, the team learned some harsh lessons from that season and have since been working hard prepare themselves for a successful season.

The talented lineup in Leclerc and Sainz gives hope to the Tifosi.

Now, the second half of their pre-season launch is left; the team is yet to launch their 2021 car. Since their car was a significant contributor to their poor performances last year, there is much anticipation about the car the team will run this season.


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16 LECLERC Charles (mco), Scuderia Ferrari SF1000, action during the Formula 1 Winter Tests at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The car launch will take place on 28 March, and it will show what the team have learned over the break and how they plan to get back to the top of the grid.

Do you think the team will provide a competitive car to their drivers, one that will fight for podiums and wins, and possibly, the title?


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