Carlos Sainz admits that he is not concerned about Ferrari’s reliability problems as the team is still recovering its form.
Ferrari came back to the front of the field in the 2022 season. However, reliability issues struck the Maranello-based outfit in recent races and they lost the lead in both championships.
Despite a difficult stretch, Sainz was not worried about the setbacks.
“You cannot avoid the fact that we were coming into the season aiming to be competitive again and we managed to exceed even our own expectations by being so competitive,” the Spaniard said.
“That put us into the championship fight. But we need to remember it is our first year back. We’ve done a massive step on the engine on power, we’ve done a massive step in understanding these regulations and we are still quite new into getting back into this fight.
“We’re suffering recently with some reliability issues but, for me, it’s fine if it’s going to happen in the rebuilding process of the team and especially when you make such a big step on the engine.
“When you realize where we are coming from, and the step we’ve managed to do this year, all of a sudden, it doesn’t look that bad. We are just having a bump on the road.”