Commenting on his track-mate’s decisions, the Monegasque pilot sparked controversy within the team.
Despite the recent tensions between them Charles Leclerc has stepped up to support his teammate Carlos Sainz. In an unexpected turn of events, Leclerc defended the pair’s relationship, saying it would be the wrong move for Sainz to leave Ferrari.
Speaking to the Corriere della Sera, Leclerc said: “Sainz would make the wrong decision if he left. I can work well with Carlos even though there is a lot of competition between us.” These statements show the driver’s sincere attempt to maintain a good relationship despite the challenges of the competition.
Charles Leclerc supports Ferrari and warns Carlos Sainz: “It would be a mistake to leave Maranello”
Amidst rivalries and power struggles within the Ferrari team Leclerc has shown unexpected support for his teammate Carlos Sainz. Those startling words highlighted the amazing camaraderie and mutual respect that exists between the two riders. Despite the difficulties they faced on the track.
Despite Leclerc’s frank opinion, the future of Ferrari’s driver line-up is still up in the air. Both drivers have their contracts until the end of 2024 and although team boss Frédéric Vasseur has expressed satisfaction with their performance, line-up changes are not excluded.
the uncertain future
However, Charles Leclerc’s contract extension appears to be in the works and it’s only a matter of time before the Monegasque driver signs his contract. After a first half of the season in which there was speculation about a possible move to Mercedes. Leclerc has made his commitment to Ferrari clear. He was rumored to be offered a permanent two-year contract with an optional three-year option, which would make him one of the best-paid drivers on the grid.
Contrary to Leclerc’s seeming confidence, Carlos Sainz faces a more complicated situation. In recent races, Sainz has been the victim of team decisions that favored Leclerc. As a result, the Spaniard finished behind his team-mate despite temporarily improving his pace. The Hungarian Grand Prix was an outstanding example of this dynamic. It only remains to eagerly await Ferrari’s final decisions regarding its driver line-up for the coming seasons.