Carlos Sainz has spoken about Charles Leclerc’s driving style that helped the Spaniard adapt at Ferrari.
The 2021 F1 season was a success for Sainz. He got 4 podiums and finished 5th in the Drivers’ Championship in his first year at Ferrari. The Spaniard had to learn a lot of new things and he admitted that his teammate’s style both surprised and helped him improve his performance.
“Since the moment I arrived to winter testing in Bahrain, I had a lot of things to learn from Charles,” Sainz said.
“The way that he was driving the Ferrari in a particular way to be as quick and as fast as he’s being all year long, I’ve had to adapt myself [to it], I had to copy a lot of the stuff that I was seeing on the data.
“Sometimes it was difficult to believe that it was possible to do that, and it was so crazy quick that it was actually a bit shocking.
“But little by little, adapting and trying to learn from him, I managed to get to a good level.
“There’s still things that when we will go into the winter break, he’s much stronger than me in certain areas. We will exchange some information and we will try and both become better drivers learning from each other.”