JPower wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:33 pm
Andres125sx wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:02 am
JPower wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:35 am
He hasn't been in a place to reach those highs. If Ferrari grabs P3, Carlos's team will have won top of the midfield for the 4th consecutive year. That's where he's made his name.
Didn´t notice this, interesting stat indeed
Another interesting note: the current head of the Ferrari Driver Academy was Carlos’s race engineer for 3 years at ToroRosso.
I think Ferrari definitely did their homework when selecting Sainz.
And JPower, you made some interesting points earlier as well. To be honest, there were a couple of years that I didn't follow F1 as closely as I had in the past (life...family... other responsibilities, etc) so I didn't follow Carlos too closely. But yes, those performances (MCL34, MCL35 and the RS18) could fall outside the expectation zone. For now, I'll reserve my views till the end of the season. I DO want him to succeed, and be an elite driver. All I am saying is that I am not 100% convinced that he is just yet, but I could be wrong. And I definitely agree with you that I think he could have matched Lando this year... even outraced him in that car. He already did it in 2020.
As much as people brushed off Binotto's comment when he said that Ferrari have the best driver duo on the grid, I think he was spot on. I'm a Ferrari fan, and I am as excited as I've been in a long time about our team and our future.
“When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.”
― Pat Riley.