Charles Leclerc has a new teammate at Ferrari during the Formula 1 2021. Sebastian Vettel has been replaced by Carlos Sainz which has brought enormous change in the dynamic between the team members.
Ferrari has been under transformation for the last few years. Charles Leclerc became more and more dominant under the leadership of Mattia Binotto. This ultimately led to the elimination of Vettel.
The German was replaced by Sainz who had initially made a mountain of progress at McLaren. Leclerc and Sainz can now be found together a lot in Maranello.
”I now spend more time together with my teammate. In the past Seb’s and my paths crossed. When he left I would come and vice versa. With Carlos we are at the factory much more the same days, so we also spend more time together,”
”In recent years he (Sainz) has driven at different teams, and that’s always interesting to learn from. In addition, I already notice his enormous motivation.”
“He wants to do well in his first year at Ferrari. I believe this is good for the whole team, to continue that positive line.”
Both Leclerc and Vettel had clashed on the track on multiple occasions but off the track, Leclerc had a lot of respect for the four time world champion.
”First of all his experience. In some situations he had great analytical skills, and I learned a lot from that. I realised how important those details are, and that has made a big difference on the track.”
“Besides that, Seb is also a good person, who always touched me with his simplicity,” concludes the Ferrari driver.
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