With Lofty Ambitions Intact, Retrospective Carlos Sainz Mentions One Quality Needed to Turn His Career Around

Published 01/18/2023, 1:16 AM EST
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – June 30, 2022 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Spanish speedster Carlos Sainz didn’t have the best season in 2022. Even though the Ferrari star driver started the season on a wonderful note, he didn’t quite pull off in the end. However, with a few weeks to go for the new season, the Spaniard is well aware of the primary quality he needs to have if he has to get his career back on track.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 18, 2022 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

After the hard 2022 season, Sainz is said to have learned his lessons on inconsistency and now looks forward to making amends for the same. Talking about this, Carlos Sainz shared in a report published by F1, “But I’ve learned a lot.”

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I’m proud of the progress I’ve done inside the car, with my engineers, the way that we managed to turn my pace around. And yeah, I’ll make sure next year we are back to being the consistent Carlos of 2021 and get good results.

Despite starting his year well last season, Sainz finished the year in P5 with 246 points, just six points ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Multiple crashes and reliability issues acted as a hindrance to Sainz’s season as he failed to make a mark despite having the beast F1-75 with him.

Carlos Sainz to keep quiet about the new Ferrari 2023 Challenger

Much has been spoken about Ferrari’s 2022 Challenger F1-75. The expectations, mentality, and charge were top-notch, as the fans believed in the Italian team for the first time in many years. However, the season didn’t turn out to be one despite such high expectations.

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Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – October 30, 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. during the drivers’ parade ahead of the race REUTERS/Henry Romero

This time, the Spaniard made sure that he didn’t hype up the new season challenger until it was well prepared and ready for the fight. He not only decided to keep quiet but also maintained secrecy while talking to the media about the new car.

So much so that Sainz took a vow of silence on the Ferrari 2023 challenger. About this, he said, “Yes, I’ve been following the progress with the new car for several months. But I won’t say a word about the car until I see the others on the track.”

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All in all, Ferrari seems to be all prepared for the mighty challenge against Red Bull and Mercedes with a new team principal to lead and Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz to spearhead the attack.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 and NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

Edited By: Varunkumaar Chelladurai

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