“I don’t believe anything about Mercedes”- Carlos Sainz doesn’t want to make the mistake of reaching tp a conclusion about Mercedes too soon.
Mercedes relatively showcased many problems with the car during the pre-season testing in Bahrain, and there are murmurs whether this is the end of an era for the Brackley based team?
However, Carlos Sainz is not ready to reject their might so easily, especially based on a three-day window in Bahrain, and he wants to wait till a few races before he makes the complete picture.
“Red Bull looks good, McLaren I’m sure is going to be there, because the car, just with a smaller engine, already allows you to improve the aerodynamics of the car and having more power, the better,” he said to Mundo Deportivo (translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator).
“So McLaren is going to take a step forward for sure. Alpine doesn’t look bad either and now what is needed is to wait for what Ferrari can do. But maybe you have to wait a bit for the first race”, he added.
“Also, when asked by MD about the problems Mercedes had had, he did not hesitate to be incredulous about it: “I don’t believe anything about Mercedes or what I see from the other teams. It’s still too early.
Happy with the current Ferrari findings
Sainz believes that Ferrari would need time before they start performing to reach the pinnacle of the sport once again, but so far, he is satisfied with the arrangements by the Maranello based team for this year.
“More or less, what we see from the car is what we expected. We’re happy with what we’re seeing and relatively satisfied with the correlation between track and simulation. And now what remains to be seen is where the others are.”