Leclerc thanks Sainz: 'Part of my progression is because of him'

25-01-2022 09:32 | Updated: 25-01-2022 11:54
by GPblog.com
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Leclerc thanks Sainz: 'Part of my progression is because of him'

Charles Leclerc has been a Ferrari driver for a number of years now and in those years he has certainly proven that he deserves a seat on the grid. His teammate Carlos Sainz has shown that he's certainly not afraid to fight either, but Leclerc has mostly learned many things from the former McLaren driver in the end.

The first year at Ferrari is over for the Spaniard and he can certainly be satisfied with that. He impressed with his strong performance and even managed to end the season with a podium finish. In the end, he was also fifth in the championship. The Monegasque was on the podium once in 2021 but was unable to secure any victories due to reliability issues.

Despite the difficult year, the 24-year-old driver has learned a lot from his new teammate. Sainz is not only fast and talented but also approaches race weekends and circuits differently. The former Sauber driver has learned a lot from that in particular. "He obviously pushed me a lot to try to perform better every race. I made a lot of progression as a driver in 2020 and again in 2021 and part of that is due to Carlos," he is quoted by Racer.

Ferrari to start testing this week

Ferrari will start testing for the new season this week. Sainz and Leclerc will do some laps, but test driver Robert Schwartzman may kick off the test. This test will take place at Ferrari's private circuit, namely the Fiorano circuit.

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