HILARIOUS: Sainz Explains Why Americans Can Find Themselves in Serious Trouble in Italy

Published 10/28/2021, 6:40 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc have had a great relationship ever since the duo were paired for Ferrari this season. Proving to be an impressive duo, both on and off the track, Sainz and Leclerc have won the hearts of the Tifosi and more.

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Recently, the duo sat down with GQ ahead of the US Grand Prix, discussing all things F1. In conversation with the drivers, the interviewers recalled a moment from the British GP press conference. Sainz and Giovinazzi were asked if pineapple on pizza was the right way to go. Remembering the interaction, Sainz said, “I was affected by it.”

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The Spaniard who now lives in Italy explained the nightmare situation. “If you ask an Italian what you would never put on a pizza, they would first say pineapple, and second: chicken. So pineapple and chicken on a pizza, you’re killing them. You’re doing something you shouldn’t.”

Giving his audience one final warning, Sainz chided, “don’t go to Italy and ask for a chicken pineapple pizza, because then you’ll have a serious problem.”

Sainz explains Ferrari ‘bromance’ with Leclerc

Carlos Sainz is the other half of F1’s favorite bromance – Carlando. GQ asked Sainz if his relationship with Leclerc is comparable to the one he had with Lando Norris.

The Chilli answered, “Bromance is a strong word, but we are getting on very well, having a lot of fun away from the racetrack and even on [it].”

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during qualifying REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The on-track action with the drivers has been incredible. Ahead of the US GP, Carlos was ahead of his teammate by half a point. Now, Leclerc has a one-point lead. However, this competition has did not affect the growing bond the two share.

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“We keep the competition clean and fun, we’re pushing the team in the same direction, pushing each other really hard.” It’s this fresh dynamic that is pushing the Prancing Horses towards success. As Sainz said, “It’s the perfect atmosphere for the team, and we play a lot of sports together… always hanging around, and it’s good fun.”

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It seems like the two are far from being like pineapple and pizza! As Ferrari edges closer to McLaren for the P3 in the constructor’s championship, it will be more fascinating to see what the duo offers in the 2022 season.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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