Carlos Sainz revealed that he is ready to help Charles Leclerc beat Sergio Perez for P2 in the Drivers’ Championship if needed.
Ahead of the final race of the season, Leclerc and Sergio Perez are level on points. Perez has a slight advantage as he will start the Abu Dhabi GP in 2nd place, right ahead of Leclerc.
Sainz, who will be 4th on the starting grid, stated that he will help his teammate if it is necessary.
“I think if Charles needs it, I will give him a hand, but I guess first he needs to beat Checo himself in the championship,” he said.
“I’ll focus on my own race and trying to finish the season with a podium, on a high, but if the team asks me to let him by or help him in the fight with Checo, I will do so.
“We need to play by the moment and see where everyone is at what time. I’ve never had a problem with letting anyone by in the race with any teammate.
“I don’t think it should be a problem for me, I’m just going to focus on finishing the season strongly.
“I had a very strong quali, I was very quick, so I should be quick in the race.”