Why Sainz could cause a problem Ferrari thought he would solve

Ferrari signed Carlos Sainz Jr for the 2021 F1 season off the back of the tension that built between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel in 2019. And while Sainz hasn't joined as a formal number two, there are indications that Ferrari expects him to be a strong back-up to Leclerc, banking points to help the team in the constructors' championship. But as Edd Straw explains, while Sainz won't be a deliberately disruptive force in the team, his level could be higher than Ferrari bargained for, and he's unlikely to have headed to Maranello happy to be Leclerc's wingman.
The move that made twice-rejected Sainz worthy of Ferrari
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  1. Kelkschiz


    2 uur geleden

    I really like his tenacity. He will never give up, he will only be inspired to increase his performance. I think he will pose a serious challenge to Charles. Definitely one to watch for the fans. Also, honesty, I am a bit biased: I am a much bigger fan of Carlos than of Charles.

  2. Andrew Mackay

    Andrew Mackay

    Dag geleden

    I reckon Carlos will keep charles honest

  3. Brian Steele

    Brian Steele

    4 dagen geleden

    Knowing whose son Sainz is I think winning will come ahead of deference to a teammate. I hope so to as Sainz seems to be a great guy.

  4. Rado Dimitrov

    Rado Dimitrov

    6 dagen geleden

    Hope Ferrari can get back to their winning ways.

  5. #PuraLeña


    6 dagen geleden

    1:27, CLASSIC SHOT !!!

  6. AndrewCabralex


    8 dagen geleden

    What about Mick Schumacher? I thought this was going to talk about what is going to happen when his move to Ferrari comes through

  7. Kanyes Son

    Kanyes Son

    15 dagen geleden

    I hope he leaves Ferrari. I’ve always hated Ferrari, they have always been ran by dickheads😂

  8. Gerry D

    Gerry D

    15 dagen geleden

    Charles: you can be my wingman anytime Sainz: Bullshit you can be mine 😎🏎🤘

  9. Karl Müller

    Karl Müller

    17 dagen geleden

    2:21 Smooooooth Operatoor!

  10. Danny Decker

    Danny Decker

    18 dagen geleden

    It’s gonna be close. Closer than last year between Charles and Seb

  11. Akshay Desai

    Akshay Desai

    20 dagen geleden

    Lovely back ground music

  12. Paul


    20 dagen geleden

    the title doesn’t make sense but i get it

  13. House Nebula

    House Nebula

    20 dagen geleden

    why was i unsubbed is beyond me...

  14. Parrish Salyers

    Parrish Salyers

    21 dag geleden

    Sainz is an excellent driver. Leclerc has sooo much talent...over a season Leclerc is the guy, he will be a world champion. I 100% believe that Leclerc is one of the drivers if you put him in the Hamilton car, he would be a world champion.

  15. Worlds Worst Musician

    Worlds Worst Musician

    23 dagen geleden

    I think he proved his worth already!

  16. joshuaflip1


    23 dagen geleden

    I bet he gets podium in a race this year.

  17. john bhangal

    john bhangal

    23 dagen geleden

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  18. mihai 123

    mihai 123

    25 dagen geleden

    so nothing new in this video, i call this a filler, until you get something new to show us

  19. Viv


    25 dagen geleden

    Ferrari : hey.. we got Leclerc a wingman.. Sainz : wait till you see my final form !

  20. Bouke van Zinderen

    Bouke van Zinderen

    25 dagen geleden

    Watching Quali in Bahrain 2021, it looks like Ferrari put in a kill switch in Sainz's car!😂😂😂

  21. LogicXx


    27 dagen geleden

    Ferrari has gotten so unsympathetic that i dont wish them success

  22. Darth Vader 1

    Darth Vader 1

    27 dagen geleden

    Riccardo and versatappen is more suitable for ferrari

  23. DIM Tips

    DIM Tips

    27 dagen geleden

    Will have to see who prevails in first race. He also needs time to settle in

  24. Jamaican Me Crazy

    Jamaican Me Crazy

    28 dagen geleden

    How Binotto so has his job is beyond me

  25. Curro137


    28 dagen geleden

    Carlos Sainz, right now is into the Top 5 drivers on the grid. in a few months, you will all be convinced!

  26. Richard Frost

    Richard Frost

    28 dagen geleden

    Sainz is a intelligent driver I guess a little like prost the master of when to wait and when to go all blazing .this will test how good he really is I don't think he'll disappoint

  27. Josh Reeve

    Josh Reeve

    29 dagen geleden

    I think Sainz will surprise this year and will take more points off Leclerc than people expect. He's vastly underrated.

  28. Stephen Aguilar

    Stephen Aguilar

    Maand geleden

    Carlos is overrated. I doubt a superb overall performance. There will be flashes and that's it.

  29. Tahneek Uddin Mullick

    Tahneek Uddin Mullick

    Maand geleden

    Having a number 1 and a wingman only works if you have an extremely dominant car, like Mercedes, where the wingman will finish in 2nd place in most races. However Ferrari will be fighting in a very tight midfield, and having 2 very good drivers is actually not a bad idea.

  30. Snow Rabbit

    Snow Rabbit

    Maand geleden

    Sainz is nothing more then a temporary solution.. until mister Schumacher comes in..

  31. Luca Buchignani

    Luca Buchignani

    Maand geleden

    i like carlos sainz. i hope they treat him right and give him the chance

  32. ktjoarby


    Maand geleden

    Video: Sainz and Leclerc Captions: Science and the clerk

  33. M A

    M A

    Maand geleden

    He will smoke chal!

  34. aasm7


    Maand geleden

    Sainz vs LeClerc will be similar to Verstappen vs Ricciardo.

  35. paulF1


    Maand geleden

    I think Lando Norris is and has been underrated in F1 but shall show everyone this season Carlos needs to show straight away he can beat Charles...

  36. Robb Phillips

    Robb Phillips

    Maand geleden

    Charles did very well in an underperforming Ferrari, a lot better then a 4 x world champion. The year before he got wins.

  37. Robb Phillips

    Robb Phillips

    Maand geleden

    Carlos will be as good as the Ferrari car allows.He is a very good driver on the up and up.

  38. Nuno Picado

    Nuno Picado

    Maand geleden

    Sainz is one of my fav drivers out there, and I fear if he settles too much in what Ferrari expects him to be, Ferrari will destroy his carear. It happened before, it'll happen again... His best move is to deliver performance after performance, even if it upsets Ferrari. Make it clear that his track position would only be better with a better team/car. He'll burn his bridges with Ferrari, but at least he'll come out kicking...

  39. Marco C. S.

    Marco C. S.

    Maand geleden

    Ferrari politics will keep Sainz in check. After 4/5 races he will understand Leclerc has the full support and he is not

  40. Tristanto Pambudi

    Tristanto Pambudi

    Maand geleden

    Carlos will outclass Charles after few race

  41. Josh Gallup

    Josh Gallup

    Maand geleden

    I hope sainz shows leclair how to drive.

  42. Hisham


    Maand geleden

    he will serve a plate of cookies

  43. Gustavo Figueiredo

    Gustavo Figueiredo

    Maand geleden

    I can hear it already: "Carlos, Charles is faster than you..."

  44. Eunice Reeves

    Eunice Reeves

    Maand geleden

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  45. CARP


    Maand geleden

    History is nice and all, but like TV mafia boss "Tony Soprano" once said, "You're only as good as your last envelope." It applies to Ferrari.

  46. dani papp

    dani papp

    Maand geleden

    It's all a possibility, but I don't believe Ferrari will be a factor in this years Championship. They should be happy if they knock out McLaren and Aston in the constructions for the 3rd or possibly 4th place.

  47. Jog B

    Jog B

    Maand geleden

    I don't see why people rate Leclerc above Sainz, too many variables, need to see them in the same car.

  48. Nitesh D

    Nitesh D

    Maand geleden

    I don't think Sainz will be happy seeing this. I believe he will turn the tables once he's settled at Ferrari. I don't believe this article as well. Considering how Ferrari have struggled recently. They need two great drivers to do well and compete for top 3 in constructer's championship.

  49. Grzybiarz


    Maand geleden

    Good that Hamilton haves a polite, good boy in the second merc hehehe

  50. Number 16

    Number 16

    Maand geleden

    They should have Michael Schumacher come drive for them.

  51. Christoph Wilhelm Reiss

    Christoph Wilhelm Reiss

    Maand geleden

    Leclerc is soo overhyped.... Sainz will beat him easily this year!

  52. ragemydream


    Maand geleden

    Carlos to McLaren: So when does Daniel's contract run out?

  53. Stavros K.

    Stavros K.

    Maand geleden

    I can't understand why Ferrari still tries to be an F1 team. I hope Aston Martin will finish at the top (with a grinning Vettel).

  54. Nino Nucaro

    Nino Nucaro

    Maand geleden

    It doesn't matter how strong or weak Sainz is, because Ferrari held Binotto, and it will be another very bad year for Maranello, one to be ashamed, like the last one. Who has any doubt that the only in proofed 2020 car will make more than a few podiums and zero wins???

  55. martin schipper

    martin schipper

    Maand geleden

    Ferrari is in (saints) it for the money.

  56. Michael Linner

    Michael Linner

    Maand geleden

    It might be hard for Max to remember that Seb is now driving a green car. If he forgets he'll run into Sainz instead of Seb

  57. Kunta Kinte

    Kunta Kinte

    Maand geleden

    Thats what i said day 1 they signed him... Spins off several times in Italy (testing). Now in Bahrain, both day 1 and day 2 he spins off like an amateur. He is going to have a hard time. After his 2 years are done its Schumi time.

  58. Andrea Vincze

    Andrea Vincze

    Maand geleden

    what a joke. bottas is significantly slower than hamilton, he is not pushing him anywhere, and thats literally why they keep him. he gets payed pretty well for it

  59. Silverfox


    Maand geleden

    Bottas the lesser but still extremely able driver. Meh, in any other car he's a mid field driver at best. He's Hamilton's pet, no problem for anybody, take the money and run.

  60. Sebastian Muswere

    Sebastian Muswere

    Maand geleden

    One of them is keeping the seat warm for Schumi jnr

  61. Terence


    Maand geleden

    The science will be a tough challenge for the clerk.

  62. Quixpeed


    Maand geleden

    Ferrari has become a commercially based logic team, signing Sainz is mainly for this sole purpose, can anyone imagine how much commercial success Ferrari could have in spain and native latin Italy from having him. If turns to be a great driver and give Lec run for his money, that would even boost his image and popularity to a greater extent. Hes a good driver and consistent, which are the values of a champion character. Best wishes to him.

  63. Procione Mannaro

    Procione Mannaro

    Maand geleden

    I mean if they do not take out the other off the race it's good sport for me....

  64. cyclops centurion

    cyclops centurion

    Maand geleden

    TheClerck is going down.

  65. Mr Tower

    Mr Tower

    Maand geleden

    I think they are in for a big surprise , I think this season is going to be great , i can't wait

  66. ArnavG Plays

    ArnavG Plays

    Maand geleden

    Prediction: sainz demolishes leclerc.

  67. Ian


    Maand geleden

    If Enzo were alive today would he give two craps about who is support and primary driver? They’ve been getting their a** kicked by a company that makes heavy German limousines for **** sake.

  68. Erix719


    Maand geleden

    There’s only so much you can do with Waldo’s thumb pressing the #2 button every time someone makes Charles look a bit off.

  69. Adam


    Maand geleden

    I think all many want is a different world champion.

  70. delbroox


    Maand geleden

    In my opinion this video has some inaccuracies put there just for the sake of speculating on other stuff. 1) Binotto didn't talk about Sainz as a future world champion simply because, after the bad season, he clearly had to change his narrative. He has surely received pressure to deliver by Ferrari, and now whenever there's even a slight talk about Sainc and Leclerc battling for the title, he's always quick to remark that The Team Comes First. They are driving for Ferrari and that's the thing that counts. I guess if they get back at the top then they'll be free to race each other. So I don't see that as "subconciously" labelling Sainz as a 2nd drive. 2) When talking about Vettel not matching Leclerc, i'd say the huge difference is more down to car development than drivers' skills. After all both Ralf Schumacher and Helmut Marko said it. I am quoting them, not making up stuff. A driver does not just forget how to drive. Simply when it was clear that Vettel would have left the team, Ferrari started developing the car paying attention only to Leclerc needs, as it should be. But that meant that Sebastian lost a lot of against Charles in the process.

  71. Tom Preuss

    Tom Preuss

    Maand geleden

    Leclerc will have a higher average poll position, but Sainz will score more points for the team.

  72. Fernando Roldan

    Fernando Roldan

    Maand geleden

    Carlos will be better than Le clerc. Give him a year. He is more mature way more professional and fast.

  73. MiHiHemi


    Maand geleden

    After watching this story, Haas may be in big trouble.

  74. Grrr grrr

    Grrr grrr

    Maand geleden

    Nothing wrong with the drivers..Mattia is the problem in ferrari..

  75. Niki Djakovic

    Niki Djakovic

    Maand geleden

    Dude, if they can rival each other and trade punches to push each others pace and results without car contact on track, its a gold pairing

  76. hernandezmarzal


    Maand geleden

    You don't really know, they have a big driver with them, not just a wingman

  77. Stuart Conlon

    Stuart Conlon

    Maand geleden

    I’ve watched a couple of your vids now...both very well planned out and informative. Well done. Subbed 👏🏻👏🏻

  78. David McC666

    David McC666

    Maand geleden

    I will say fro the record, Jr. will outscore Chuckie. Anyone else in concordance?

  79. SnakeATWAR


    Maand geleden

    "Arguably the most high pressure seat in F1"... *stares at the #2 RB seat*

  80. jmpetersson


    Maand geleden

    Sainz isn't being a second driver this season.. Because Ferrari will be happy to get any points the coming season

  81. Kyle Theune

    Kyle Theune

    Maand geleden

    I never understood why there needs to be a 1 and a 2. Shouldn't your goal to have both drivers perform the best they can? Get you the most points?

  82. TheQuikMix


    Maand geleden

    Sainz is a wonderful driver, I just don't have any faith that Ferrari's admin/leadership can keep the team drama free.

  83. Agent 9922

    Agent 9922

    Maand geleden

    This is Charles on the Radio, Carlos is not respecting Plan A, should we go Plan B?

  84. Holney Decco

    Holney Decco

    Maand geleden

    He will be the second. If Leclerc needs points, we will see that Schumacher X barrichello crap over again.

  85. MrAllister9


    Maand geleden

    Not sure why ANYONE would want to be at FERRARI ... those people are the bottom feeders of F1 ... you'll never know what car they'll have ... maybe horrible ... maybe good but you know fersure that they're going to treat 1 of the racers like a piece of shit ... FUCK FERRARI

  86. Frank


    Maand geleden

    Everything about this video is why I no longer support Ferrari. They don't want good drivers - They want a star, and a support act. Well how's that working for you Ferrari?

  87. Frederick Thorne

    Frederick Thorne

    Maand geleden

    Is it Sainz fault that he is so much more likeable than Leclerc?

  88. sali man

    sali man

    Maand geleden

    he is going to be more challenge to Leclerc than Bottas is to Hamilton, that is for sure

  89. Ajith Kumar

    Ajith Kumar

    Maand geleden

    If Ferrari is right there with their car then Hamilton will be Alan Prost...

  90. Bradley Jones

    Bradley Jones

    Maand geleden

    02:20 smooth operator... I see what you did there

  91. ShotsFired andMissed

    ShotsFired andMissed

    Maand geleden

    Smoooooth Operator!

  92. RobWilli


    Maand geleden

    Obviously there are things in contracts that will never come out public including who the team favors and who will be a shield driver. So even if Ferrari say (or any team) that there's nothing written in their contracts, its bs. With that being said, I truly like Saint, a lot. But Leclerc is imo the better driver. I like Leclerc too btw and I'm happy with Ferrari's driver lineup. But Ferrari without any doubt has Leclerc as their #1 driver and will Obviously support him to be ahead of Sainz as much as possible to be ahead in the championship. Sainz will be the shield driver. But also it all depends on whether Leclerc really puts in the results or not, is up to Leclerc whether Ferrari keeps him as the favorite or if Ferrari switch to Sainz in the future as their favorite. For now Sainz is just a shield/support driver and there's nothing that will change that for now, period.

  93. Matt Botelho

    Matt Botelho

    Maand geleden

    sainz is going to kill leclerc this year.

  94. Timmy Schnitzel

    Timmy Schnitzel

    Maand geleden

    5:10 sBinotto!!!

  95. Timmy Schnitzel

    Timmy Schnitzel

    Maand geleden

    Leclerc is out of his depth. Sainz will expose him.

  96. El R*******

    El R*******

    Maand geleden

    Hahaha!!!! This will be his best season yet He's more experienced than leclerc So it's on!!!!

  97. Flomqvist Thorlacksson IV

    Flomqvist Thorlacksson IV

    Maand geleden

    I'd like to say that I'm expecting a big step forward from Ferrari this year... but I can't. I think they will be improved somewhat from last year but the problem is that the other teams they're fighting against have continued to improve also. I see them fighting it out with Alpine for 5th/6th.

  98. Ant Soprano

    Ant Soprano

    Maand geleden

    Carlos is a Great driver!! He will do well for sure

  99. Nadeem Chaudhry

    Nadeem Chaudhry

    Maand geleden

    Put Ferrari in a race with no other teams/drivers and they will somehow still trip over themselves and loose!! And I am a long term Ferrari fan!!

  100. Mohammad Faïz

    Mohammad Faïz

    Maand geleden