Ferrari, Carlos Sainz surprised by Lewis Hamilton’s arrival
The arrival of Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari surprised everyone, including Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard was in discussions for a contract renewal with the Scuderia, only to realize that the team had chosen the British driver once it became clear he would be available from Mercedes at the end of the year. Everything evidently happened quickly, as admitted between the lines by #55 himself today, after the presentation of the SF-24.
Carlos Sainz’s comments
“I think the news was a bit of a surprise, as for everyone in the world of Formula 1. I think everyone was surprised by what happened,” these were his comments to the media following the official presentation of the Ferrari SF-24 single-seater earlier today.
“As for me, you can obviously understand that I received the news a bit earlier than everyone else. But it’s true that I then had a few weeks to reflect, a few weeks to prepare for the launch of the car and the first race of the season. This gives you some time to digest, to draw conclusions on how to focus on the 2024 season.” – the Spanish driver concluded.
Focus on 2024 Formula 1 season
Carlos Sainz, in any case, is an exemplary professional, as he demonstrated at McLaren in 2020 when, despite knowing it was the last year of his contract, he decisively helped the Woking team achieve third place in the constructors’ championship. He will try to do the same this year with different goals: Ferrari aims to be much more of a nuisance to Red Bull than in 2023.
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