Sainz, however feels that if his car can get up to their level then he doesn’t see why he can’t challenge them as well.
"I hope McLaren can build a car that Lando [Norris] and I can use to fight those guys one day," Sainz told Motorsport.com.
“To assume that it will be between Verstappen and Leclerc is premature. I think the situation in Formula 1 can change enormously in 2021. It could very well be that we see other people fighting in front. It is just a matter of who is currently in the right car.
“If Verstappen joins the right team at the right time, he will win several world championships. But if he isn't, he won't be champion once. That's how it works in Formula 1, unfortunately."
The three drivers are certainly all promising drivers and look set to have some more interesting duals in the coming years.