Sainz joined Ferrari from McLaren for the 2021 period, and also is currently leading colleague Charles Leclerc in the vehicle drivers’ champion in sixth, racking up three podiums and also 112.5 points so far this period.
Sainz qualified second for the Russian Grand Prix last weekend break, and also led the early part of the race in the past at some point ending up third after timing the button to intermediates well throughout a late shower that set you back a variety of chauffeurs areas.
While he has actually taken care of to rack up more points and also platforms than Leclerc until now this season, Sainz likewise suffered accidents at a handful of events, consisting of certifying at the Hungaroring and method at both Zandvoort as well as Monza.
Sainz claimed the crashes revealed that he still did not feel totally comfortable with Ferrari’s SF21 vehicle, triggering him to focus his method on building up self-confidence via the weekend break in Russia.
“I presume you men have seen from the outdoors that I’m not still 100% at residence with the auto,” Sainz stated.
“I do not wish to revive the accidents, but I’ve never ever collapsed in my occupation. I’m a driver that never ever places it in the wall, however, for some reason, there have been a couple of collisions that show that I still do not totally 100% recognize the automobile.
” [In Sochi] I made an aware initiative likewise to take it detailed, with totally free technique, into qualy, as well as be rapid truly when I need to be quick as opposed to being quick quickly in FP1.
“It has worked well, it has given me an excellent self-confidence, as well as I’ve fasted all weekend and also I’ve been feeling at home.”