Charles Leclerc will have a new partner in the form of Carlos Sainz for the upcoming F1 season. Sebastian Vettel secured a seat with Racing Point, who are renamed to ‘Aston Martin’ starting from the 2021 season. Sainz has signed a two year deal with Ferrari and although he is the more experienced driver, Charles Leclerc is thought to be the Scuderia’s main man.
However, team principal, Binotto has warned that no driver is bigger than Ferrari as a whole. “Ferrari is bigger than any single name,” Binotto said. “The contract doesn’t say that Charles is our number one,” he asserted.
Charles Leclerc himself acknowledges that it is important for both Sainz and him to drive the team forward to bigger things in the future. “We both have to push for the team and separate what happens on the track and what happens outside of it,” he said. Carlos wants to beat me, I want to beat him, but we have to keep an eye on what is best for Ferrari in every situation,” Leclerc added.
What Ferrari needs is two good drivers pushing each other: Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz, the Spanish driver also echoed Leclerc’s sentiments and hopes to have a good relationship with the Italian. He also stated that what Ferrari needs right now, is two drivers who push each other for the benefit of the team.
“I’ve never had problems with a colleague and I assume that it will be the same with Charles,” he said. “You know you need to carry this responsibility on your shoulders. Right now Ferrari is in an important moment, we are trying to recover together and bring Ferrari back to the top, so it requires a lot of team building,” he continued.
“As soon as the results start showing there is going to be a great momentum generated inside the team, and we are all going to feel even more excited about the future,” the Spaniard said.
“Now what Ferrari needs is two good drivers pushing each other and pushing in the same direction to make sure the car keeps getting quicker and quicker,” he concluded.