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“If Carlos Sainz deserves to win, he will win. That is not in question.”

Charles Leclerc did not act Swedish when he passed in front of the media that usually follows his teammate. The Monegasque, who started third, exp


Charles Leclerc did not act Swedish when he passed in front of the media that usually follows his teammate. The Monegasque, who started third, explained his mistake in Q3: “A spin in the second sector, at turn 14, and it was a shame, but in those conditions anyone can take pole position and Carlos did the best job, without mistakes. , the full turn. I’m happy for him and a little disappointed for me, but the races are on Sundays”.

Floating in the atmosphere of the paddock was the possibility that Ferrari would resort to team orders to favor its best-placed driver in the World Championship, Charles, (an article in La Gazzetta invited this not many days ago) but he himself stands out: “ We are both aware that we want to do a double. If Carlos deserves to win, he will win, that is not in question. Especially before a first victory, which is something very special, I know that, I know that there will be no problem”. Sainz, ‘poleman’ at Silverstone, had a difficult start to the year with the F1-75, but the last grand prix brings him closer to his 2021 level. Leclerc comments with AS: “It’s not a surprise for me, he’s a hard worker Born, he understands step by step and race by race what it takes to regain speed. He is quite clear from the outside, in the last few races he has done nothing but improve and now he gets his first pole position, he is great. I hope that with both cars we can put a little more pressure on Red Bull and get a one-two finish.”

“The best demo”

Team boss Mattia Binotto also had good words for Sainz: “A pole position and a third place in this difficult classification is something to be satisfied with. This Saturday keeping calm could make a difference and Carlos has been enormous in that regard. That’s why he deserves this result. I think getting his first pole on such an important track, and in such extreme conditions, is the best demonstration of how his confidence with the car has grown in recent races, especially after Canada. Now we must concentrate on the grand prix, because it is the most important thing”.