“It is an absolute honour to represent the best fans in the world”- Carlos Sainz wants to bring Ferrari back to glory under his all capacity.
Carlos Sainz gave his first on-track performance for Ferrari, and the Spaniard is pumped up ahead of his Grand Prix debut in that red car in 2021, which will be in Bahrain.
In an interview published on Ferrari’s official website, Sainz made a mammoth promise to the Tifosi of bringing Ferrari back to the pedestal amidst the troublesome transition it is going through.
“To all the Tifosi out there, I can guarantee my absolute commitment to them and the Scuderia. We share the same passion for this team, and they can be sure I will give my absolute best to make them proud,” said Sainz.
“I will drive my heart out in every single race and work hard away from the track to help the team improve faster. I’m sure we also share the ambition of seeing Ferrari back where it belongs, and with their support, I’m convinced we will get there sooner than later.”
“It is an absolute honour to represent the best fans in the world, and I’m impatient to jump in the car and go racing knowing they’re with me.”
Charles Leclerc and I together are more experienced than realized.
When Sainz was signed for Ferrari, it was hailed as the youngest duo to race for Ferrari in a long time. However, Sainz also pointed out that they share nine years in Formula 1 together, which is significantly long.
“To be honest, I don’t think age on its own is such an important factor. If anything, experience in this sport is more valuable than age. Obviously, the older you are, the more experienced you get, but even that is not a guarantee that you will be faster,” he said.
“I’m only 26 years old, but I’ve already done six seasons in Formula 1 and have driven for three different teams before joining Ferrari. Charles is 23 years old, but he is about to start his fourth season in Formula 1 and his third year with the team, so he knows the car and his way around Maranello perfectly.”
“My point is that, despite being the youngest pair of drivers of at the Scuderia in many years, we are not rookies anymore and we understand the importance and responsibility of driving for Ferrari.”
“As I said before, I really look forward to that responsibility in a good and positive way, and I’m sure that, together with Charles, we are going to bring motivation, passion and hunger to the team.”