“Many congratulated me on the choice I made”- Mattia Binotto says people appreciated him for choosing Carlos Sainz as Sebastian Vettel replacement.
Carlos Sainz will be representing Ferrari for the next two years, as he has replaced Sebastian Vettel in the Italian outfit. Mattia Binotto is certainly proud of his choice.
He claims that certain people around him congratulated the Ferrari doyen for choosing Sainz for this responsibility as Ferrari seeks a revival.
“Before signing Carlos Sainz, we did a lot of analysis of the previous seasons, how he had progressed, his words to the media, how he started in F1 and how he progressed,” said Binotto to Mundo Deportivo (translated via Google Translate).
“We knew he was a very good driver and a very good racing driver, very consistent in the race. To look back at the constructors’ championship, we needed a great partner for Charles.”.
“Last year, at the end of the course, many congratulated me on the choice I made. I am very happy about the choice Carlos. He is the right driver for Ferrari and to be a partner with Charles.”
The duo pledged to work for the team.
The anti-teammate sentiment is definitely a huge factor in F1, but on the contrary, the Ferrari duo has vowed to work for the betterment of the team instead of going all out against each other.
Sainz has admitted that he won’t be as efficient with Ferrari in 2021 as his teammate Leclerc. Meanwhile, the Monegasque has also said that his priority to be at the top with Ferrari.
On the other hand, Ferrari is also looking for a duo with stability. Several hiccups between Leclerc and Vettel caused havoc for the Tifosi, even though they held a cordial relationship off the track, as seen on social media.