“Number 1 or 2 between Sainz and Leclerc? They are all bullshit ”

After the official announcement of the signing of
Carlos Sainz for Ferrari
in 2021, there are many who have referred to the beautiful battle that the Madrid rider must face before his partner Charles Leclerc, considered one of the great jewels of present and future of world motorsport. The Spaniard himself pointed out that he will not reach
Ferrari to be number 2
, and the head of the Maranello team,
Mattia Binotto, he recently agreed with declaraciones Marca
’, Ensuring that in the Italian frame what marks the hierarchy race by race is the time and the position in which their drivers are in each appointment. Now, to this debate is added a former former director of the ‘Scuderia del Cavallino Rampante’ and current president of the FIA, Jean Todt, who did not cut a hair by ensuring that rumors about who will be the number or 2 and number 2 of Ferrari in 2021 they are just nonsense.

“Ask Binotto, not me. Number one, number two … they are all bullshit. Whoever is in front of the other after 4 or 5 races will establish the hierarchies. It is the same for all teams ”expressed Jean todt forcefully in an interview with the Italian media ‘Il Corriere della Sera’.

Carlos Sainz will arrive at Ferrari in 2021 with the aim of beating Leclerc
Leclerc, Sainz's partner in Ferrari in 2021
Leclerc, Sainz’s partner in Ferrari in 2021

‘TUG’ OF EARS TO FERRARI

In addition, he threw a clear ‘dart’ at Ferrari, blaming the car manufactured by the team and not the drivers who have been there in recent years for not having been able to conquer a world of pilots of F1 since they did it with Kimi Raikkonen in 2007, and that of builders since 2008.

“Motorsports is a combination of man, machine and equipment. The only alchemy that can work is the one that unites everything to win. Without one of these elements, the others do not work, we have already seen it. Without the right car, neither Alonso nor Vettel won. Sebastian won when he had the competitive car (with Red Bull, four titles). The same thing happened with Schumacher. When he arrived at Ferrari in 1996 he had to wait until 2000 to obtain the title. You may have the necessary talent, but if you don’t have the means, the equipment, the reliability, you can’t do it. We have to put everything together, “he stressed.

“In 1997 we lost in the last race, also in 1998 and 1999, but at least we conquered the constructors’ championship. Then came the good years. If we didn’t do it before, it’s because there wasn’t the right combination. “, he added in relation to the time necessary to start a winning cycle by a team based on their past experience at the helm of Ferrari.

ON THE AGREEMENT ON THE NEW BUDGET LIMIT SINCE 2021

“We had to be ambitious to achieve indispensable results for F1. With the costs of before, F1 was unsustainable. And the gap between large, medium, and small teams was too wide. ”

POSSIBILITY OF A CAREER IN MUGELLO IN 2020

“We have to take advantage of this different period to achieve objectives that under normal conditions would be almost unattainable. We must also be creative in the calendar, not only in F1, but in all disciplines, from rallies to Formula E ”.

SUPPORTS THE CLAIMS OF LEWIS HAMILTON

“Maximum respect. The FIA ​​is also very active in human rights matters. ”

MERCEDES VOTED AGAINST THE RACES FOR THE SPRINT AND INVERTED GRILL IN 2020

“This moment offers opportunities. Doing two GPs on the same track would allow you to do other tests. The sprint race was a possibility, but it will not be done because the unanimity of the teams was needed, but that does not mean that we will not find other innovative ideas. Let us work. “

THE Controversial SECRET PACT WITH FERRARI BY THE MOTORS OF 2019

“I would act the same way again. It was managed with professionalism and transparency following the rules. In many things I have to make decisions based on what those who give me the information suggest, I do not act completely on my own. ”