Carlos Sainz Sr., the father of the Spanish driver, who will play for Ferrari from next year, shared his opinion on the prospects for his son in the team from Maranello, given that she is clearly not in top shape this season.
“If there is a team that can react quickly and fix the situation, it is Ferrari,” said Sainz, answering questions from the press during a sponsorship event organized by Swiss watch company Tag Heuer. – Carlos has no doubts about it. When a team like Ferrari, which has a special place in Formula 1, knocks on your doors and asks if you are ready to get behind the wheel of their car, I think your answer will be very simple. “
At the same time, Sainz Sr. admitted that the negotiations on the contract were complicated by the fact that they had to be carried out remotely, because they took place in the midst of a pandemic. However, as long as his son continues to play for McLaren, his ties to Scuderia have not developed and he has no access to information from the Italian team.
“We only know from the press that they are creating a new engine, that they are heading in the right direction,” said Sines. “I have not heard that Carlos had any privileges in accessing Ferrari information, and this is understandable.”
After 13 stages of the season, the McLaren team, for which Carlos Sainz Jr. is playing, is fourth in the constructors’ championship standings and is fighting for the third, while Ferrari is still only in 6th place.
The two-time world rally champion also welcomed the return to Formula 1 Fernando Alonso, who will replace Daniel Riccardo in Renault next year: “I think this is great news for all Spanish fans, and not only for Spanish. The team is progressing, just that its driver has twice climbed the podium, and Fernando definitely wanted to return, and all this makes me happy. “