‘Will Drive My Heart Out’ – Carlos Sainz Vows to Deliver ‘Absolute Commitment’ to Ferrari Fans

Published 01/29/2021, 1:30 AM EST
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE, MONZA, ITALY: Carlos Sainz Jr. of McLaren F1 Team in the paddock during the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)


A host of drivers’ market moves in 2020 saw Carlos Sainz make the switch to Scuderia Ferrari. At the time, speculation over the coveted seat was heating up among a few names. But, the Spaniard eventually won that race.

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He now arrives at Maranello, the team’s factory site, knowing full well there are expectations on his shoulders. The pressure that the tifosi adds certainly does not help matters at times.

Nevertheless, Sainz is confident that he warrants nothing but commitment to the team and its fans. He believes he is also keen on seeing and helping Ferrari back to where it belongs.

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Share the ambition of seeing Ferrari ‘back where it belongs’, says Carlos Sainz

Speaking to the team’s website, Sainz stated, “To all the tifosi out there, I can guarantee my absolute commitment to them and to the Scuderia. We share the same passion for this team and they can be sure I will give my absolute best to make them proud.”

From his time at Renault and McLaren, the 26-year-old has experience of embracing fans’ demands. However, even he will admit that the challenge with the Italian motorsport giants is at a whole different level.

MONTE CARLO, MONACO: Carlos Sainz Jr. of McLaren F1 Team in the paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“I will drive my heart out in every single race and work hard away from the track to help the team improve faster. I’m sure we also share the ambition of seeing Ferrari back where it belongs and with their support I’m convinced we will get there sooner than later.”

“It is an absolute honour to represent the best fans in the world and I’m impatient to jump in the car and go racing knowing they’re with me,” concluded Sainz.

Sainz will have to work together with Charles Leclerc to restore the team’s former glory

For Sainz to prove himself, the initial challenge would appear in the form of his own teammate Leclerc. The Monegasque driver currently resides as the team’s star, and Ferrari will also look to him as a future leader.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

But Sainz is no slouch either, and brings his own set of skills to the table. Together, a positive relationship can only work wonders for a team that is trying to make its way up the standings.

Therefore, a young driver pairing with hunger and desire to establish themselves could set the tone for Ferrari’s season. Rest assured, the tifosi can expect to see some great things from their new driver.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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