Carlos Sainz Jnr, Ferrari F1-75, 2022

Sainz aiming to take Ferrari “to a different level” in “radical” new F1-75

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Carlos Sainz Jnr wants to build on the success of his first season with Ferrari and take the team to a “different level” in 2022.

Ferrari have become the first of the top three teams in last year’s constructors’ championship to reveal their actual car for the heavily revised new technical regulations for 2022.

Speaking at the launch of the team’s brand new Ferrari F1-75, Sainz said he intends to build on the success of his first year with the team, in which he finished fifth in the drivers’ championship, ahead of team mate Charles Leclerc.

“Yes, I am more than ready for this season,” said Sainz. “Last year was a great year for me because I managed to learn how the team works on the inside, to adapt to a new environment, but also mainly to learn about the Ferrari brand and how everything here works and it was a great experience for me.

“Now it’s time to take the team to a different level, take it to another step. And as drivers and the team together, we want more things and more success in 2022. So let’s go and get it.”

Sainz says he is excited by the look of the F1-75, which team principal Mattia Binotto has described as a “brave” design.

“It’s innovative, different,” he said. “There’s been some thinking outside of the box. I like it because it’s just radical which is what you want to see when you see a new car.”

With Formula 1 moving to 18-inch wheels for the 2022 season, Sainz became the latest in a series of drivers to express concerns visibility in some corners could prove problematic this year, though he approves of the move to low-profile rubber.

“We tried them last year on last year’s car and it already felt like a step in the right direction,” he explained. “It should give us the possibility to push a bit more in the races, challenge a bit more the cars in front and behind – a bit more racing.

“The only question mark obviously remains the visibility. It looks big, it looks the tyres might cover a bit and in street circuits it might be a bit difficult.”

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  • 7 comments on “Sainz aiming to take Ferrari “to a different level” in “radical” new F1-75”

    1. Best looking Ferrari in a long time. Hopefully she goes as fast as she looks.

    2. This one looks the 🅱️est, to me.

    3. God the car and the new driver overalls with that striking black band look absolutely amazing.

      I know all this stuff is ultimately superfluous but it makes it easier to get excited when the team is pushing a cool aesthetic, that’s for sure.

    4. It looks like Sainz has been promoted inside Ferrari. He had more visibility than Leclerc during the presentation, and I’ve seen a lot more press, like this article, talking about Sainz’s personal take on the new car. Well, last season Sainz made Leclerc smaller, but he almost disappeared after the presentation.
      Regarding the car, I believe Ferrari has a beautiful and terrific device this year, even the engine sound is amazing, we could hear it in those leaked videos in Fiorano of the Alpha Romeo car.

      1. @okif1

        Well, last season Sainz made Leclerc smaller, but he almost disappeared after the presentation

        Could you explain what this means?

        1. Could you explain what this means?

          I mean that there was almost no press regarding what Leclerc was thinking about the car, and we saw many articles in the specialized press showing Carlos’ take on the car and nothing about Leclerc.
          In any case, Ferrari made great work distributing the time and details to Charles and Carlos. The same car had both numbers (55 and 16), so the order of taking in the small Q&A conversation between Binotto and the drivers.

    5. I mean that there was almost no press regarding what Leclerc was thinking about the car, and we saw many articles in the specialized press showing Carlos’ take on the car and nothing about Leclerc.
      In any case, Ferrari made great work distributing the time and details to Charles and Carlos. The same car had both numbers (55 and 16), so the order of taking in the small Q&A conversation between Binotto and the drivers.

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