Carlos Sainz Junior has been struggling with his F1-75 since the start of the 2022 season, with an expectation to fight for the title, he is struggling to get his first win till now. This isn’t anything he hoped for after beating his teammate in his very first season with Scuderia Ferrari. The Spaniard didn’t even manage to get a podium in his home race this season as well, and could thank himself after the mistake he did on turn 4.
Sainz managed to back four podiums in the 2021 season, with 164.5 points he was the best of the rest after the two Red Bull and Mercedes drivers and finished a successful first season in Red on the 5th of the championship table. Ferrari came out with F1-75 which can very well fight for Wins and titles this season and is actually doing it with Charles Leclerc in the second position after being dethroned by Max Verstappen from the first position on the table after the Spanish Grand Prix.
However, Sainz on the other hand is 5th in the championship 55 points behind the leader and has been committing a lot of mistakes causing him a bunch of points and podiums, clearly not on the level of his teammate as many people predicted. But to a surprise, even the driver agreed and appreciated the levels his teammate has been on since the start of the season.
“He is driving at a very high level. He is making some super times, very impressive, staying aggressive in his driving style,” said Junior in conversation with Mundo Deportivo.
He later added the impression Leclerc has inflicted on the struggling driver has now taken place as admiration.
“I can only admire and in some aspects copy and in others try to put it a little more to my liking to be faster.” he continued.
Ferrari is under pressure for Monaco Grand Prix
After the disaster in Spain, Ferrari will want to mark their comeback in the championship and needs both the driver to uplift their game for it. Red Bull with Max Verstappen has won four of the six races and has been of two 1-2 after not managing even one since 2016.
The wins are not the ones they hoped for but are gifted by their rivals. Sainz has been now spun and tasted the gravels three times this season, not managing to continue in two of them. Charles hit the walls in Imola finishing sixth and encountered his first DNF in Spain after losing all his power.
But things could be more ugly in Monaco if the drivers don’t come with their best skills. With walls on both sides of the track, one mistake will mean the end of the Monaco Grand Prix. Red Bull is on the move searching for their fifth victory this season the ones capable of stopping them are the Ferraris.