Ferrari will have the youngest driver lineup since 1968 in the new season, and from that youth, it is expected to lead Ferrari to a better tomorrow, after the worst season in 40 years. Sebastian Vettel no longer lives in Maranello.
Although at the farewell he and Charles Leclerc sent conciliatory messages full of respect, during their joint seasons at Ferrari there were a lot of awkward situations, risky duels, and even collisions. On the eve of the new season, the question arises as to what the relationship between the two generationally closer drivers, Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr., will look like since they are both eager to prove themselves and the best possible status in the team.
Clearly, Leclerc has a small advantage because he has been a member of Ferrari for two years, but the Spaniard will certainly want to show that he is no worse than his Monegasque counterpart. Leclerc has serious ambitions before the start of the new season and will try to surprise everyone.
Given his talent, no one doubts that Leclerc can achieve much. However, he says that teamwork is also very important and that this is the only way Ferrari can achieve success.
Leclerc is aware that personal ambitions must take a back seat: “I think we need to find a compromise.
It is very clear that we have to put pressure on the team and that must always be the case. " "Carlos wants to beat me, and I want to beat him, but when we find ourselves on the track we have to try to be careful in our battles with each other, always thinking about what we can do better for our team."
Ferrari is also facing an important year in terms of car development according to the new rules for 2022. Drivers will also play an important role in this process. “I think the most important thing is to be able to separate what is happening on the track and what is off the track, because every time we are not in the car, we have to work together to improve and develop the car."
"Carlos is very competitive, but he made it clear that he is here for the benefit of the team, as I am. We will have to be smart, "Leclerc said. This tandem can achieve a lot if these words are really sincere. Given his talent, no one doubts that Leclerc can achieve much. However, he says that teamwork is also very important and that this is the only way Ferrari can achieve success.