He World Cup 2023 of Formula 1 It’s officially up and running. This Friday they are disputed the free in Sakhirthe first thermometer to find out who will fight on Sunday for the inaugural victory in the Bahrain GP. After the tests last week, something is already intuited. The big favourite, unanimously, is the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Checo Pérez. And the great revelation, also by consensus, Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin and of the reengaged Lance Stroll, who will start despite his injury. In between are the two cars that supposedly should be the alternative to the title, ferrari and mercedeswhose real level still raises many doubts. Carlos Sainzwhich covers its third season uploaded to the Prancing Horseresists those previous labels. “I go into this race thinking that I can win it”he said this Thursday in a meeting with journalists. Can not it be a different way. if you pilot a Ferrari, your obligation is to go out for all. And it would be bad not to express it that way before the first start.
Sainz also part with the thorn in last year, when his fifth place finishwith eight podiums and one victory, was not up to the performance of the car. Your partner charles leclerc was runner-up, although away from Verstappen, with the same steering wheel. If we closely follow the words of the new team manager, Fred Vasseurthe two pilots of Maranello They will leave on equal terms. That is why it is so important to start well, to not drop from the World Cupnor of the internal struggle. The man from Madrid assures that he feels “more prepared” that then, that he understands the car better than the last course. He knows the importance of this 2023. For this reason, while the forecasts give title in advance Verstappenand dreams grow around Alonso, Carlos only thinks of one thing: improving and winning. There is no other.