Scuderia Ferrari Spanish driver Carlos Sainz is after seven seasons in Formula 1 an established name in the sport. In his first championship for Scuderia Ferrari, Carlos is doing well, matching his teammate Charles Leclerc, as the Maranello team’s divers are currently sixth and seventh in the Formula 1 Driver Standings, ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend. However, the Spaniard wants more for next season.
Competing with compatriot Fernando Alonso
With Carlos Sainz and former Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso there are two Spaniards in Formula 1. In a recent interview for Marca.com, Carlos Sainz shows his chauvinistic side. “I would like to see Fernando and I fighting for podiums and victories in 2022 instead of, as now, fifth and sixth places. It will be more fun for all the fans in Spain. It would be great to have a driver at Ferrari and Alpine fighting for podiums. It would be something really nice.” – he explained.
New cars in 2022
But in order for this scenario to happen, Scuderia Ferrari and Alpine need to deal as best they can with the new rules that will come into effect starting with the 2022 Formula 1 championship. And the Maranello team is mainly focused on the development of the new project for 2022: “There are a lot of things we need to improve, but everyone is starting from scratch next season and we don’t need to make up those six or seven tenths that separate us from Mercedes and Red Bull.” – he added.
However, Carlos Sainz feels that Mercedes and Red Bull will still be the favourites for next season as well: “They are still at a very high level, but Ferrari has made the necessary changes. I would like to say that we will be on top, but we have to wait and see. We have to focus on what we have in hand and make sure we don’t leave anything out,” Carlos Sainz explained.
Formula 1 has a great season
The Spanish driver is so far very satisfied with his first year alongside the Maranello team: “I’m much better now than at the beginning of the season, that’s for sure. In some races I feel a bit more comfortable than in others, but it’s coming. I feel closer and closer.”
Carlos Sainz is also excited about the 2022 championship in general, including the title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. “There are two drivers fighting for the world championship, not just one as before, and that makes it much more entertaining for the spectator. The podium places are also much more competitive, McLaren and Ferrari are in a nice battle. Formula 1 is a lot of fun that way.”