Carlos Sainz has made an impression in his first season with Ferrari, winning the World Championship ahead of colleague Charles Leclerc. Mattia Binotto, Team Principal, has stated when the Scuderia intends to discuss his future.
Ferrari’s Mattia Binotto has stated that the team will talk to Carlos Sainz about his future plans over the winter.
After signing a two-year contract to replace Sebastian Vettel, the Spaniard enjoyed a great debut season with the Scuderia.
In addition to four podiums, he topped teammate Charles Leclerc in the World Championship standings, finishing fifth versus seventh for the Monegasque.
Although Sainz’s contract may still have a year still to go, Binotto said they will speak with him about his future during the break as part of a 2021 review.
“I think Carlos did a great year,” Binotto told media, including RacingNews365.com.
“When we signed a year ago, we said that winter time, so this is winter time, [is] the right moment to sit down and have a review of the season. That is something we will certainly do during the winter.
“There will be certainly a review altogether, and of the season itself, and we’ll start discussing what can be our future.”
“Very proud” of Sainz
Binotto previously declared that Ferrari had the finest driver lineup in Formula One, and he still believes this following Sainz and Leclerc’s debut season together.
“When we signed with Carlos, the objective was to have two good drivers that were good racers, consistent and capable of scoring points for the team,” Binotto explained.
“I think it’s what we got this season. I’m very proud of both of them. I think as I often said, we’ve got the best line-up in Formula 1, and I’m pretty happy with what Carlos did this season.
“Being his very first season with Ferrari, it was not straightforward and obvious. We signed with him because we said he is a good racer, consistent, always scoring good points. But I think he’s as well a good learner.
“During the season, he has improved, and I think that the end of the season is his best part of the entire season.”
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