Unlike the rest of the teams in the Formula 1, Ferrari has decided to hold two events related to this season. Today was the turn to present the sports project, while we will have to wait for the March for the revelation of Ferrari SF21.
For this year the Scuderia will have in its ranks the Monegasque Charles Leclerc and to Spanish Carlos Sainz, which replaces the German Sebastian Vettel (will race for Aston Martin). After a weak 2020 the objective is only one: to fight for victory again.
“We have worked hard on the aerodynamics and the engine and I think we have recovered a lot of speed on the straight. We hope to be competitive although we must wait for the Bahrain Grand Prix to know where each one is… But we do believe from the tunnel data and simulations that we are more efficient than last year on both fronts ”, said Mattia binotto during the event via streaming.
Regarding the duo of pilots, the team-manager assured: “They both know that the team comes first, it is what matters, and they share it. We have talked about it a lot these days, to be a champion you have to defeat the other first ones, so you have to be focused on progressing; make the car fast first, focus on progressing from transparency and trust ”.
“The constructors' title is very important and both drivers know it. From Carlos we hope it will be fast and from Charles that it will be like last year and for that we need a good car and for both of them to do it well ”, He added.
The pair, meanwhile, is on the same page as their boss. “It is clear that we must fight for the good of the team. Carlos wants to beat me and I want to beat him, but when we are in the races we will fight carefully, we will try to see what we can do for the team "Leclerc pointed out. “The most important thing is to separate what happens inside and outside the circuit. Outside the car we have to collaborate, and in the car, too, with strategy. Carlos is competitive, but he is here for the good of the team ", Anadio.
While Sainz was proud of his present. “To be here at the age of 26 is to achieve what I have always dreamed of. In the next five years I want to become world champion and I think Ferrari is the best place to do it. I think I have come to the right place at the right time. You feel that you are a part of a story and it is a great responsibility ”.
And then he talked about the relationship with his partner: “There is always a balance to find. One wants to be competitive, but at the same time, especially at this time, we must work for the team, we both want the team to grow. I am confident in our relationship, I have never had problems with a partner and I don't see why I should have problems with Charles ”.