In 2021, Carlos Sainz Jr. signed up with the Ferrari F1 team. And for his first season, the Spaniard has done rather well. The 27-year-old driver has revealed the secrets of his success before the start of the 2022 Formula 1 season.
After two seasons of loyal service with McLaren, Carlos Sainz Jr has signed up with Ferrari, thus fulfilling one of his childhood dreams. However, the 27-year-old driver had to adapt to a new team and a new teammate, Charles Leclerc.
At the end of the 2021 season, the results seem rather positive for Carlos Sainz Jr. The Spaniard finished fifth in the overall standings, ahead of the Monegasque and just behind the Red Bulls and Mercedes. Despite the pressure, Carlos Sainz Jr was able to do well. And he revealed the secrets that have enabled him to succeed in his first season with Ferrari.
“It was also quite easy for me to remember that I am fulfilling a dream, that I am driving for the best team in F1 and the most historic team in F1”
“Yes, driving for Ferrari means a lot more pressure. It also means a little bit more work, with so many commitments. It makes the season a bit busier, a bit more stressful and with extra pressure.
“Despite the pressure, it has also been quite easy for me to remember that I am living a dream, that I am driving for the best team in F1 and the most historic team in F1. It’s a dream come true for me since I was a kid. When I keep reminding myself of these kinds of things, I always go into the weekend excited, with good energy and I always try to learn and become better and make sure that if the chance to fight for a world championship with Ferrari ever comes, I’m going to be as ready and prepared as possible.
“It has given me a good balance this year and allowed me to take another small step as a driver to finish the season on a high note,” Carlos Sainz Jr revealed.