Chareles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz


Noble Barowsky, Writer

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have raced alongside each other for three Grand Prix. Racing together doesn’t mean they are on the same team it means that they were on each other’s tails in the race.

Leclerc managed to be p6 which is sixth place scoring a handful of points. Asked what he had learned from his teammate Sainz in such a short amount of time together Leclerc explained, “For sure I have learned how he drives; he drives very differently to how Seb [Vettel] was driving last year. And it’s always very interesting to see him work with the engineers and the way he works and his view on things. So yeah, I am definitely learning a lot from him.”

Sainz, who prepares for his seventh home Grand Prix on May 9th, 2021 the fourth Grand Prix of the season. This is going to be the first home Grand Prix for Saniz with Ferrari. He is looking for redemption after placing 11th place in the Portugal Grand Prix, expanded on what he’s learned from Leclerc. It turns out that Spaniard has gained a lot from his Monegasque counterpart, from setup to driving style and beyond. 

  Sainz said that “From the outside, I guess it looked like a positive weekend up until the race, and mainly just getting to know a bit better how to drive the car, I had to learn quite a lot from Charles in a way to do some corners and to apply a certain driving style or to apply or to go in a set-up direction, then come back and try a different one,” he has learned a lot from Leclerc from driving the car to set-up direction.

Ferrari’s new deal of recruiting Sainz has finished in the top 10 in every one of his home Grand Prix appearances and will hope to do the same in his latest outing as he is 14 points behind Leclerc in the driver standings.