Already in the days of McLaren, Carlos Sainz he had established a very good relationship with his teammate Lando Norris, and not infrequently the two were caught laughing and joking in the paddock in moments of tiredness between one session and another. And the great atmosphere created in the team was one of the reasons that prompted us to focus on the Spaniard to replace the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, whose last seasons under the aegis of the Prancing Horse have been marked by a bitter struggle. on the track, which resulted in some contacts, with Charles Leclerc.
Mattia Binotto said he was satisfied with the Sainz-Leclerc couple, defining them “the best training”Of the whole starting grid. To comment on the relationship with the Monegasque was the Spaniard, to the microphones of Auto Motor und Sport: “If we work in the same direction, the atmosphere in the team is better and we make progress faster. There is no strategy, my approach with the team is very open, without prejudice or animosity. The important thing is to have fun while working. If I enjoy it, my performance is better“.
Sainz can be satisfied with the 83 points added up so far, against Leclerc’s 80: “Why should I mess with my teammate? It wouldn’t bring me any good. You work better if you joke and laugh together, commenting on the good and bad laps in qualifying. Charles is a good guy, we have the same interests and goals. And this is the reason why you can have great conversations with him and play sports or play chess together. He is not only fast, but he is a respectful driver. And it’s easy to get along well with him“, Recognized the 26 year old from Madrid.