“It’s Always My Son!”: Sainz Sr. Declares War on Leclerc after Carlos Fails to Question Ferrari Hypocrisy

Published 09/07/2023, 3:15 AM EDT

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In the Italian GP, the 3/4 finish, Ferrari secured their best result of the season so far. In terms of points as well, the Italian GP was the most successful race for the Scuderia. However, it was the most damaging race in terms of personal relationships. Charles Leclerc battled his teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. for third place till the very end. Unlike how Sainz Jr. was ordered to on many occasions, no team orders were issued for Leclerc to hold the position. This made Sainz Sr. urge his son to take this up with the Ferrari boss to seek clarification on the bias toward Leclerc. However, after his son’s reluctance to do so, the former racer has taken up arms himself.

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After the battle between Sainz Jr. and Leclerc, which could’ve ended with a crash on multiple occasions, Sainz Sr. suggested his son to get clarity from Ferrari. Sainz Sr. suggested his son get clarity from Frederic Vasseur on why he was always asked to hold position and the same team orders weren’t applicable to Leclerc. Although Sainz Jr. did not take that advice and understood the team’s decision to let the two Ferrari men race each other.

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So after being disobeyed by his son, Sainz Sr. took up the arms himself. As quoted by Secteur F1, Sainz Sr. said, It’s always my son who asks if he can attack. And Carlos is always the one who has to understand why he can’t overtake if he’s behind. But when Leclerc is behind, the positions are not fixed. But it does not matter. Given the end of the race, I preferred that everything was done without instructions with my son on the podium.” (Translated by Google)

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However, despite his father’s annoyance with the team, the events of the race have satisfied the Ferrari man. In fact, he was prepared for such a scenario from the start.

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Starting from pole position with two superior Red Bull cars behind him? Sainz Jr. was always prepared for on-track battles. He was always aware his position wasn’t secure and he will have to fight for it until the end.

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So when he had to fight his teammate for the final podium place, it did not come as a surprise to Sainz. In fact, he fairly and valiantly fought and earned the podium in Monza made the result all the more satisfying.

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Carlos Sainz, during the post-race interviews, said, “There was always going to be a bit of a fight, a bit of a battle. In the end, we kept it clean. There were a couple of nice moves here and there, tight battles. But I think today, honestly, I enjoyed battling Max, battling Checo, battling Charles. I think it was a good day for F1. As you said, a good show. And I just did everything I could to stay in front and it worked.”

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The mouth-watering battle also gave Monza that extra Italian flavor that F1 has been missing in most of the races this season. Let’s hope we see more such racing action in the remaining races.

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