Mattia Binotto: Ferrari has not brought Carlos Sainz as a number 2

Has committed to Ferrari's Carlos Sainz as the water-bearer of Charles Leclerc? Several formula 1 experts at least. Both Ex-driver Martin Brundle, as well as t

Mattia Binotto: Ferrari has not brought Carlos Sainz as a number 2

Has committed to Ferrari's Carlos Sainz as the water-bearer of Charles Leclerc? Several formula 1 experts at least. Both Ex-driver Martin Brundle, as well as the former team boss Flavio Briatore expressed already in this direction. Sainz himself has pointed out, not as a number 2 at the Scuderia hired.

the backing he now receives from his future team boss Mattia Binotto. Compared to the Spanish 'Marca' replies to the question, whether there will be at Ferrari in the future, a number 1 and a number 2 driver, with a clear "no" and explains: "The most Important thing is to have two good drivers. The team spirit is important."

"It must be clear that Ferrari is in the first place. On the track will decide who is first and who Second. So it has always been, even to Michael Schumacher's times," he emphasises, and he reported: "He has started every year at the same Level as his team-mate. But in the third race, it was clear who is the number 1."

Binotto: Sainz, a future champion of the world

at the same time Binotto is not clear, however, that he expected 2021 of Sainz to be immediately on par with Leclerc. "I think, in the first year, it will be more difficult, because he must first get to know the car and the Team," said Binotto, who, however, by the fact that you have given to Sainz, therefore, a long-term contract.

"We would be delighted if he [2021] delivers as Charles at the highest Level, and Ferrari helps to achieve the goal of the constructors' title," said Binotto, who knows, however, that Sainz will need some time to adjust. "But I'm sure he is very fast, and sometime champion of the world can be," said the Ferrari team boss.

On the question of why you've just Sainz as the successor to Sebastian Vettel obliged not responding Binotto: "There was only one thing, or a reason. First of all, he is a young driver, and we are a young Team." He praises the Spaniards and declared: "He's a great worker, intelligent, quick and, above all, he understands the Spirit of Ferrari."

team boss sees no potential for conflict

he Also reveals that informs Leclerc previously, also on the obligation of the Spaniard, and whose Feedback I sought. "Charles is a driver on the Ferrari in the future counts", stresses Binotto. He is also the Monegasques full back coverage, and even declared: "He can be the strongest rider in the history of formula 1."

According to the Binottos statement 2021 to two potential world champion at Ferrari. There is no potential for conflict? "I don't think there will be problems between the two", the Italians are quite relaxed. He was aware that it was his Job to prevent that. It worked 2019 between Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel, however, not always.

the Negative highlight was a Crash of the two Ferrari drivers at Interlagos. "What happened in Brazil was just bad luck. Anything can happen in the race," emphasises Binotto. Nevertheless, it would be him, rather, if it is between Leclerc and Sainz in the future, no similar scenes.

This article by Ruben Zimmermann

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Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 21:27

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