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Carlos Sainz: Racing for Ferrari is any driver’s dream


By David Ramiro

Madrid, Sep 19 (EFE).- Spanish Formulation One driver Carlos Sainz is relishing his second season at Ferrari, which he says is a dream come true for any race driver, however he has already set his sights on preventing for the title in 2023.

Regardless of his youth at 28, Sainz is already a veteran of the F1 circuit with eight seasons underneath his belt. He informed Efe in an interview Monday that his intention is to go toe to toe with present champion Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen subsequent 12 months.

Efe: After Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy, three races in three weeks, how do you are feeling on this interval of lively relaxation?

CARLOS SAINZ: We’re midway by way of the season. We’ve got robust races nonetheless to return like Singapore, plenty of journey, jet lag and you must discover a stability between relaxation and protecting lively to be the most effective ready you’ll be able to for what’s left.

Efe: The subsequent cease is Singapore, a circuit you understand properly. What do you count on from it?

CS: It is going to be very robust bodily as a result of it all the time has been with the humidity and the warmth. It’s the hardest race of the championship and for that cause this week I’ll prepare by coaching at excessive temperature and acclimatizing myself.
I believe it’s a circuit that fits the automobile properly, and it could possibly be a great alternative to go for victory, which might be nice earlier than the season is over.

Efe: For subsequent 12 months, what’s required of the Ferrari undertaking?

CS: The inspiration is already there. We’ve got a stable basis this 12 months with an excellent automobile and a group that’s making progress.We’ve got to maintain making an attempt to enhance a couple of issues. We’ve got to attempt to enhance a few issues like reliability and consistency however we’ve got to remember that this 12 months we’ve got fought towards a group like Crimson Bull, which is doing issues completely. We’ve got to study and be the group that does that subsequent 12 months.

Spanish Formulation One driver talks with Spain’s EFE information company in Madrid, Spain on September 19, 2022. EFE/J.J. Guillén

Efe: Might we see Ferrari preventing for the title in 2023?

CS: I believe so. This 12 months we might have been preventing for the title if we had performed issues a little bit higher and had a little bit little bit of luck at the start of the season.
Ferrari, after the massive enchancment from final 12 months to this, has to make that the target.

Efe: Final 12 months you had 4 podium finishes. This 12 months, one victory and 6 podium finishes. How would you consider your season? Are you glad?

CS: Truthfully, not 100%. There have been many good moments and ones I can’t neglect, like that first victory, nevertheless it’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster as a result of there have been sophisticated moments. It’s been exhausting to get rhythm and a run of fine leads to the season, there have been reliability points and it’s that consistency that may lead you right into a struggle for the title.

Efe: After Monza, a whole lot of press have been describing Verstappen as untouchable.

CS: Not solely Verstappen, but additionally Crimson Bull. Verstappen is having a ten out of ten 12 months however Crimson Bull can also be not making any errors. Neither of their technique nor within the instances they’re required to make vital choices. They get penalties within the race the place they know they’ve the strongest automobile.

Efe: Is that this a dream of yours to be with Ferrari?

CS: Sure, I believe that it could be any driver’s dream. To be part of the Scuderia and win is the very best aspiration you’ll be able to have as a race driver. EFE
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