“Whenever I put the helmet on every driver is the same” – Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz ready to race Lewis Hamilton hard, as the latter braces for a record 8th championship.
Ferrari finished sixth last season, their worst results in four decades. This puts the impetus on Charles Lerlerc as the senior driver to perform admirably this season. As for this being enough to beat Lewis Hamilton, Leclerc is unbothered who the opposition is.
“Whenever I put the helmet on every driver is the same. I have huge respect for everyone on the grid and Lewis has achieved so much in the sport, but when I put the helmet on I try to fight him as much as I do with anybody else on the grid.”
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 26, 2021
Carlos Sainz seconds Chales Leclerc on Lewis Hamilton
Carlos Sainz has made the move to Ferrari from McLaren with big hopes. When it came to the last McLaren champion Lewis Hamilton’s retirement, Sainz seconded Leclerc’s opinion. Hamilton might not be liked by all, but has cemented his legend in the sport.
“I see a Mercedes and I want to fight that Mercedes as much as I want to fight anyone else. I don’t see Lewis Hamilton inside the car. The respect I have for Lewis is huge and all drivers have a lot of respect for the guy who has seven world titles – it’s incredible – but you never think about who is inside the car, you always try to beat him.”