“Stability is also my goal with Ferrari”- Carlos Sainz aspires to have a long term relationship with Ferrari, as realises the value of long deals.
Carlos Sainz is all set to appear for Ferrari in 2021 and is on a two-year payroll with Ferrari, while the most successful F1 team is also enjoying a fresh pool of academy drivers.
Sainz, who had a tough career in F1 in terms of job security before McLaren, is now seeking a long-term commitment with Ferrari by learning from experience and realizes that the two-year contract was important to do his job efficiently.
“I think, honestly, the only time my career was up and down from one team to another was when I left Toro Rosso to go to Renault and then to McLaren. But if you remember, at Toro Rosso, I was for three years.”
“In 2017, I felt at home at Toro Rosso, and I was performing at a good level,” Sainz said late last year in an interview in which GP Fans was present.
“But then the Renault opportunity came up, and I still had a contract with Red Bull, so it was a bizarre situation. Eventually, they released me, and I went to McLaren, and I thought I would build a long-term relationship with them.
I enjoyed two years with the team very much. The second-year, we saw improvements compared to the first year,” he added.
Want stability in the next contract
Even before Sainz first race with Ferrari, the speculations of Sainz being replaced by Mick Schumacher are airing, as Ferrari has planned to develop him for the future, and maybe that is why Sainz is asking for a better contract in the next cycle.
“If there’s one thing I learned at McLaren, it’s how important it is to be with a team for more than one year to extract the maximum potential from that car and the people who are close to you,” Sainz said.
“It shows that stability in a team and that staying in a team for a while helps with performance and makes you a faster and better driver. Stability is also my goal with Ferrari, and that’s why I signed a two-year deal with them,” he explained.
“As long as we are happy with each other, I want it to be the new trend in my contracts, not just one year like when I was with Renault, which I didn’t know was going to happen,” Sainz recalled in closing.