adrianjordan wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:50 pm
Jolle wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:17 pm
Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:24 am
I'd argue that even with LeClerc gone, there's little chance that Max ends up @ Ferrari since Sainz is there now and I feel Sainz is meant to be there for the long haul, and Max & Sainz has not really been the best of combos in a team. I'd see DannyRic or Lando Norris end up @ Ferrari before Max would.
I think Sainz future at Ferrari is very dependable of the market and how the Ferrari junior's develop. As soon as someone like Mick Schumacher shows consistency and speed at the HAAS (all relative of course), Sainz' may be replaced. Although Sainz never had a bad season (or even race) or had any questions why he was in a certain seat, somehow he has already seen half the grid.
I think it's unfair to say Sainz has never had a bad race. Wasn't it Russia last year where he made an error on the first lap and ended up in the wall?
if we're looking at contracts,LeClerc has a seat at Ferrari untill the end of 2024.
Sainz has one untill the end of 2022.
So no matter how good of performances Sainz will put down, his contract ends before that of LeClerc.
If Mick turns out to be as 'talented' as his father, or atleast talented enough to be the next 'son of a legend' and 'earn' a better seat, then Ferrari would likely wave Sainz goodbye in favour of SchumiJr.
So, as far Sainz' goes, he's going to have to prove himself quite profoundly. He's not only going to have to get to speed and perform in a 'new' team - which also is one of the most 'legendary' teams ever, he's also going to have to convincingly beat LeClerc - a teammate firmly planted @ Ferrari and a (Ferrari) race winner, whilst never having won a GP yet. I'd argue that ONLY if he totally beats LeClerc for 2 years on a row, he MIGHT have a chance of staying at Ferrari longer than the end of 2022, and that is no easy task.
After all, Lewis theoretically could be available/interested in 2023, and Mick too.
I'm afraid for Sainz though that it's more likely that he's going to have to find another team by 2023.