Carlos Sainz, eager to drive the Ferrari

Carlos Sainz works tirelessly in Maranello to arrive prepared at the beginning of the Formula 1 World Cup. Despite this, he has taken some time to respond to his Instagram followers, to whom the Madrid native has confessed that he burns with the desire to pilot his new Ferrari.

The pilot of 26 years will have to wait until March 12, the date on which an express preseason of just three days will begin (a day and a half per pilot). Until then, Carlos Sainz will be able to ride the 2018 SF71-H next week in the private test that Ferrari has organized for him at Fiorano. As Renault has done with Fernando Alonso, the Italian team wants its brand new signing to get used to its work methodology and its new engineers as soon as possible, even if it is with the car from two seasons ago. Though Ferrari it could have opted for the car of the previous one, it could only have the 2018 chassis immediately. Carlos Sainz he can’t wait any longer to get in the car.

I really want to drive this new car, I want to know how it is and see how we have to work to get the most out of it. Every day I go to sleep thinking about what the car will be like and how I will feel compared to the others that I have driven. I look forward to piloting it now! ”, Said the Spaniard on Instagram. Previously, Carlos Sainz had commented: “It’s incredible, these days in the factory are being very special. Put on the red jumpsuit, get into F1 in the simulator and see the Cavallino at the wheel … are things that make you feel special”.

I’ve already been to Maranello three or four times this year. For my part, I had to do a lot of simulator work to be ready for my first test. I’m meeting new faces and I have to learn the names, but I’m not very good at that, “continued the former McLaren driver.

Sainz will have Leclerc as a partner

Sainz has also been asked about his former British teammate, Lando Norris: “I don’t miss LandoAfter the season we needed a break from each other. That doesn’t mean I’m going to miss it this year. We will see”. In 2021, the Madrilenian will share a team with Charles Leclerc, who after having recently been infected with coronavirus will have to undergo a PCR to see if he can participate in the private test that Ferrari has organized for him and for Carlos Sainz.

Regarding the role of both in the team, Mattia Binotto has said actively and passively that they will start on equal terms. “There is nothing written in the contract that says Leclerc is the team leader, they are free to fight on the track although it is important that they give us points, but at the start of the championship will have equal opportunities”Said the team leader Ferrari in the presentation of Carlos Sainz.

However, he added: “Then, our top priority is the constructors’ title, optimizing the points for the team and that interest can prevail, we will have to accept team decisions and only if at the end of the year one has more options than the other we will study how to help you”.

Leclerc, for his part, commented on Spanish: “I’m looking forward to working with Carlos in 2021. I’m sure that I can learn many things from him. He is very competitive and highly motivated ”.