‘McLaren made certain of that’
Driving for Ferrari is a dream come true for many drivers and that actually applies to Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard simply did not initially count on to truly drive for the workforce, even after curiosity was proven from Maranello. “You suppose they’re speaking to all of the drivers. So I attempted to be as relaxed about it as doable. I attempted to maintain my give attention to the current,” Sainz informed Motorsport.com.
Whereas contract negotiations also can usually take a very long time, that was not the case for Sainz’s swap to Ferrari. “At one level every little thing occurred in a short time. However if you signal for Ferrari, you additionally know what’s coming, all of the media consideration. It was in the midst of the lockdown and I knew there can be quite a lot of questions requested in Austria. I additionally do not suppose many individuals anticipated Carlos Sainz to turn into a part of Ferrari one or two years in the past. So it was huge information in a short time,” continued the Spaniard.
Deal with the present season
With a brand new and compact season forward of you, you simply do not need to be distracted by too many peripheral points, particularly if you’re nonetheless driving for one more workforce. In line with Sainz, McLaren made certain he might get his psychological relaxation rapidly. “Collectively we made certain there weren’t too many tales, simply give attention to the current. I believe it labored effectively.”
“The connection with McLaren has at all times been very open and relaxed. So I by no means actually felt a lot stress, that takes quite a lot of stress off your shoulders,” Sainz concludes. The latter will little question be totally different on the huge Ferrari.