Ferrari endured one of their toughest times last season, after they finished P6 in the constructor’s championship, their lowest since 1980 when they finished P10. Carlos Sainz was brought into replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari after the latter had a torrid time last season.
The signs were positive for Ferrari in the opening race of the season, as both drivers finished amongst the points at the Bahrain GP. Leclerc and Carlos Sainz remain determined to work together for the benefit of Ferrari and reclaim it’s lost glory days.
“It can always happen, for sure. But I’m used to distinguishing between the episodes that happen on track and the ones that happen off the track,” said Leclerc.
“I’m sure Carlos is similar to me from this point of view. So if there will be any misunderstanding, we will talk about that with frankness. Considering our relationship, we won’t have any problems,” he added.
Battles between us should not be the priority: Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz resonated with Charles Leclerc’s opinion of working together as a team. The Spaniard stated that their main objective should be to drive the team forward and not their personal agendas.
“It depends on the situation. Usually there’s always a driver who is more to blame than the other one. I hope we will be mature enough to admit that, if it will happen – but I think we won’t arrive at that point,” said Sainz. “We know the priority is to bring back Ferrari at the top of the grid, and not the battles between us,” he added.
Carlos Sainz, who finished eighth in Bahrain and earned four points, believes that Ferrari are on the right path for a bright future.
“We are motivated by the wish to bring back Ferrari to win, which is a motivation few drivers have. I feel the team is already on the right path,” the Spaniard added.