Carlos Sainz and Ferrari have had an excellent start to the season as both the Ferraris were on the top of the table outperforming literally every car on the field, but the celebrations soon came to an end for Carlos Sainz as he suffered multiple early retirements; because of his mistakes. The Spaniard retired early in Australia and Imola after getting stuck in the gravel, and in Azerbaijan after facing a suspected engine issue. He also went out in the Spanish Grand Prix but had an amazing recovery drive. But he still hasn’t finished any better than P2 in any of the races.
Watch: How Sainz Could Have Won The Canadian GP
Though he has had some incidents, Carlos Sainz is an amazing driver, and the entire team believes in him winning a race, especially Mattia Binotto, the team principal. After an chase at Verstappen at the Canadian GP, Binotto’s hopes are high for Carlos, and he believes that he would soon be able to secure a win if trained correctly; he still did not win the Canadian GP after failing to catch Vertstappen, but his drive was no less to be appreciated. Charles Leclerc however, was the star of the day as he managed to make a massive 14 overtakes to finish P5 after starting at the back of the grid due to grid penalties.
Binotto states that Carlos Sainz is driving much better than he was at the start of the season
The Italian stated that with correct training Sainz would soon clench his first F1 victory, as he is already driving much better than he was when the season started.
“Sainz is driving better than at the beginning of the season and will soon take his first victory,” PlanetF1 quoted Binotto’s statement.
“Today he had something more and it is a pity that he did not win,” he said referring to Canada.
“Without a little mistake perhaps he would have made it, but he was good at keeping the pace and attacking until the last lap.”
With that podium finish, Carlos Sainz now has 102 points and stands 5th in the standings, right behind George Russell in his Mercedes.