Carlos Sainz expressed his anger over Nicolas Latifi after the race. The Canadian allegedly obstructed the Spaniard in the out-lap, thus preventing him from taking the lead and a possible victory. When the track in Monaco started to dry after the initial rain, Sainz decided to stay on the tires for a completely wet track until it dried enough and allowed the use of dry track tires. A strategy with which he could come from third place to his first victory of his career. But due to the slow first lap after the stop, he was overtaken by Sergio Perez, who later drove the lap to his second stop and took the lead with a two-second lead. Immediately after the race, Sainz admitted that he lost the chance to win in his "out-lap" when overtaking the lap of the racers behind.
Carlos Sainz did not start the racing weekend in Imola the best. Ferrari officially announced on Thursday that the Spaniard will remain part of the team at least until the end of the 2024 season. This is supposed to be an additional motivation for a good result at Ferrari's home ground in Imola. But the qualifications did not go according to his wishes. He set the third time in the first part. In the second part, when the rain was approaching the trail, he made a mistake, crashed into a protective fence and finished prematurely. This is his second consecutive mistake, which would make it difficult for him to run the race weekend again. "I'm very disappointed. The goal was to set a good time, because we knew it was raining. I was first or second and I didn't even drive at full speed. The car completely surprised me in that turn." “Maybe it was already starting to rain or they were pn
Eddie Irvine believes that Ferrari should use team orders already this part of the season. With two wins and second place after the third race of the season, Charles Leclerc gained a 34-point advantage over the currently surprisingly second Georg Russell. Carlos Sainz, on the other hand, has not yet fully made friends with the new car and is 38 points behind his team rival. Leclerc's most likely biggest contender for the title, Max Verstappen, has 46 points less after two resignations. Despite the problems with the reliability of their powertrain, Red Bull proved in the first races that they have a very competitive car. If they fix these problems, they can be serious candidates for both titles. That's why Irvine thinks his former team should be using team commands now and then
Carlos Sainz admitted after the race, which he concluded in the introduction in the sand, that the difficulties throughout the race weekend had cost him the opportunity to fight for today's victory. The Spaniard started the race only from ninth place after having a lot of problems in qualifying. His first fast lap in Q3 was interrupted just at the end due to the red flag. His last attempt, however, began with a delay after he had trouble starting the car. He had no more luck on Sunday. Even before the start of the race, the mechanics had to replace the steering wheel. Then he had problems at the start which caused him to slip to fourteenth place. Attempting to overtake Mick Schumacher in the ninth turn, he drove onto the grass, spun and got stuck in the sand. "We had similar problems with the steering wheel as yesterday. Quite a few buttons are not working
Sergio Perez won his first best starting position of his career in Jeddah. At the end of qualifying, he overtook Charles Leclerc by 0,025 seconds, preventing him from having his second consecutive "pole" of the season. The first impressions of the top three were: Sergio Perez, 1st place: "It took me quite a few races to finally win my first pole. Even if I did another 2000 laps I wouldn't be able to improve that time." Charles Leclerc, 2nd place: "I'm happy with my round. There may have been some small mistakes, but I really didn't expect Perez to succeed in such a round." Carlos Sainz, 3rd place: "The lap for third place was good. I succeeded on used tires, because I felt better on these for an unknown reason."
Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz shared a garage in the McLaren team in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. During this time, with a very good relationship, they created an exceptional working chemistry within the team and thus significantly contributed to the progress of the team. Friendship and great respect were maintained by the racers even after Sainz left the team from Woking and moved to Maranello. Despite his good attitude, Norris described Sainz's transfer as a good thing for him, as it allowed him to step out of the shadow of a more experienced colleague and shine in full glory last season. Sainz transferred from Renault to McLaren before the 2019 season, and Norris joined the team as a rookie after becoming a Formula 2 runner-up in the previous season.
Dr. Helmut Marko is convinced that Ferrari made the right decision when Carlos Sainz was chosen as Sebastian Vettl's successor. As the head of the Red Bull racing program, he brought the Spanish racer to Formula 1 in Marko in 2015. "First of all, I have to say that Carlos is an exceptional boy," Marko told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "He is also a very intelligent and fast racer. At the beginning of his career he only had the misfortune that Max also entered the scene at that time. Nevertheless, I am sure that Carlos will greatly contribute to the progress of Ferrari. If he wants to become a winner, he has a difficult task ahead of him, as he will have to beat Charles Leclerc. " "Why didn't we decide for him? - Because we have Max. Our philosophy is based on having the best racer with a good team
Trevor Carlin, owner of the team in the IndyCar racing series, is confident that Charles Leclerc will be under much more pressure next season than Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard also officially became Ferrari’s racer for next season last week. He signed a two-year contract with the Maranello team, while Leclerc is tied to the team until the end of 2024. Carlin, former owner of the Formula 3 team Sainz competed for in 2012, warns Ferrari not to underestimate his former protégé. "If Ferrari wanted to bring a racer who will play the role of the second driver, they took it into account. I hope they did not bring him for that purpose. There is a belief in the Formula 1 world that all three best teams have their first racer. Bull has Verstappn
After the official confirmation of the transfer to Ferrari, Carlos Sainz posted a moving video message on his YouTube channel thanking the entire McLaren team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvJEmnHnG1U&t=2s
Ferrari have publicly confirmed today that McLaren has announced the arrival of Daniel Ricciard that Carlos Sainz will succeed Sebastian Vettl. After being slightly surprised on Tuesday by the news that Sebastian Vettel will leave their team at the end of this season, a replacement was quickly found in Carlos Sainz. Today, 48 years later, it was clear that Charles Leclerc's new teammate will be a 2021-year-old Spaniard who has signed a two-year contract. "I'm very happy to be competing for Ferrari in 2021. I still have an important season ahead of me with McLarn, which I'm also already looking forward to." Team leader Mattia Binotto told the media: "I am pleased to announce that Carlos Sainz is joining the team in the XNUMX season. He is an already experienced racer who has competed in his five