F1: Tensions between Leclerc and Sainz? Ferrari releases its truths
While Formula 1 will resume its rights this weekend in Spa, Belgium, Laurent Mekies, Ferrari’s race director, spoke about the atmosphere within the Scuderia. Not everything has gone as planned for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz since the start of the season, but despite this the atmosphere would be good in the Italian team.
After many years of watching Red Bull and mercedes to fight for the first places, Ferrari also joins the battle this season. The Scuderia is currently second in the constructor standings, 97 points behind Red Bullbut 30 steps ahead of mercedes. The results could even have been even better, if the Italian team had not made several strategic mistakes that cost its drivers points. The latter are not free from reproach, since they too have been at fault on multiple occasions. Some tensions were sometimes mentioned within Ferraribut the reality would be quite different.
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“The atmosphere in the team could not be better”
The atmosphere would be fine within Ferrarito believe Laurent Mekies : “ the atmosphere in the team couldn’t be better, because people like Charles, Carlos and Mattia motivate her in all situations », confided the race director of the Scuderiacomments relayed by Motorsport.com. ” There are good times and bad times, and I think the difference comes from that type of leadership. They are able, no matter what, to press reset, bring everyone together, study what happened, learn from it and move on to the next race with a smile and with more motivation than in the previous race. »
“He has shown such exceptional speed again this year”
At the forefront of the revival of Ferrarithere is necessarily Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque is second in the drivers’ standings, 80 points behind Max Verstappenfirst, but only 5 steps ahead of Sergio Perez, third. ” He has shown such exceptional speed again this year that there is no question of reconsidering this aspect “, told Laurent Mekies about his pilot. ” Charles doesn’t need us to understand, as a great racing driver, to understand himself how far he can go with the limit. He is very good at this and, as it can happen to anyone, mistakes can happen. I think we don’t have to look at individual mistakes, we look at the success rate. We mostly look at how well he is able to do extraordinary things versus little things that he doesn’t do as well, and I think his success rate this year has been very, very impressive and we don’t want change anything. »
“It allowed us to act on the settings of the car”
A little further back at the start of the season, carlos sainz was able to recover and performed well before the summer break, earning important points for Ferrari. For Laurent Mekiesit comes ” Carlos’ ability to analyze what the car is doing and what he needs with it. So he is able not only to smell it but also to communicate what he senses to the engineers. Slowly but surely, this allowed us to act on the settings of the car and to adjust certain developments. This is how it happened. We are never sure that the expected results are there until we see these trends coming, when the trend seems to be there is good positive information for us. »