“Sainz is not at Ferrari to be ’s second”

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Vgoing the performance of Carlos Sainz in this 2024 in Ferrari They must be wondering if they were right in not renewing it. Some former F1 drivers have commented on this decision after seeing these first six races on the calendar. One of them, Jacques Villeneuve, world champion, who has praised the Madrid native’s performances.

“Sainz, undoubtedly, is beating ,” the former driver began, saying that he may Ferrari may not have made the right decision. Furthermore, he has argued that this year it is beginning to be appreciated that it is a possible world champion: “People are starting to realize that Sainz is a serious contender.”

People are starting to realize that Sainz is a serious contender

Jacques Villeneuve, former F1 driver

The Canadian has valued all the qualities that Spanish has about his teammate: “Sainz is mature, dedicated, intelligent, hard-working. He is making a difference.” Also, he has sent a message to Leclerc, saying that he only has one quality and that it is not enough: “Talent alone is not enough.”

Sainz is mature, dedicated, intelligent, hard-working. He is making a difference

Jacques Villeneuve, former F1 driver

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Ferrari’s decision

“Carlos Sainz has responded very well after being basically kicked out of Ferrari,” says Villeneuve. Although they wanted to sell this from Italy, the former driver has said that Sainz You don’t have to be anyone’s second driver: “We see that he is not there to be Leclerc’s second. He is there to play his game and show the world what he can do. He has put himself in the showcase in a big way. He is the only one who wins races for Ferrari. His value will be has risen a lot in the last three years.

Sainz is not at Ferrari to be Leclerc’s second. He is the only one who wins races at Ferrari

Jacques Villeneuve, former F1 driver

He ended by explaining that there were two sides in the Scuderia: some who wanted Hamilton and others who wanted to renew the current squad. “There are two sides at Ferrari. One wanted Hamilton and the other wanted to keep Leclerc. So Sainz was the sacrificial lamb. Ironically, Sainz will probably come out with a better situation. You have to wonder if they think: ‘What have we done?’ .

Sainz was the sacrificial lamb. Ironically, he will probably come out with a better situation

Jacques Villeneuve, former F1 driver

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