Carlos Sainz next season will come to Ferrari and in Italy he continues to work to give the Spanish driver the best possible car. After a year of trouble for the historic team, Vettel’s podium in Istanbul fuels the illusion regarding the future of the still McLaren driver. There are reasons to dream and believe for the next season.
This has been demonstrated Vettel at the Turkish Grand Prix, where he was back on the podium 385 days later. Despite the great performance of Charles Leclerc, the German managed to overtake his teammate at Ferrari on the last lap, thus snatching third position from him. It is the third time this season that both drivers have finished a race and that Sebastian Vettel does it ahead of Leclerc.
Sainz vs Leclerc
This result came shortly after David Coulthard said that Carlos Sainz his career at Ferrari would start with a disadvantage against Charles Leclerc, and that his stay in the French team could be brief if he does not equal the results of the Frenchman. “The real fight will be against the timer, because that will be where they will show who the team leader is. I must say that Charles will start with an advantage, because he knows how the equipment works and its characteristics”, Said the ex-pilot.
Let’s say we give Carlos Sainz half a season, but his time at Ferrari may be short if from then on he doesn’t start to match Leclerc or if he is overtaken by him ”, added David Coulthard.
Regarding the evolution of the car, after the Turkish Grand Prix, Mattia Binotto, team leader Ferrari, commented: “Here in Istanbul we have made it clear that we have been improving since Monza and we want to continue to do so in the last three races of the year.”