After a tough 2020 marketing campaign the place Ferrari completed sixth total, the crew appeared to make some good progress within the season-opening Bahrain GP, with each Sainz and Leclerc ending within the factors.
Leclerc has already made reference to Ferrari shaking off the “strange” atmosphere that dogged it at the start of last year and in an unique interview with Motorsport.com’s Italian site, has revealed how new arrival Sainz has helped change issues too together with his willpower to make a hit of his change from McLaren.
“Lately he has been in a number of groups, and I believe it’s all the time fascinating to get an thought of how the opponents work,” he mentioned.
“I’ve instantly seen his nice motivation too. He’s in his first 12 months in Ferrari and you’ll see that he instantly needs to do very nicely.
“This euphoria is contagious for the advantage of the entire crew. I imagine that for a crew it’s all the time good to have two drivers who push to get again to victory.”
Charles Leclerc, Bahrain F1 testing 2021
Photograph by: Ferrari
One change that Leclerc has seen in working alongside Sainz is that he has spent far more time with him than he ever did with predecessor Sebastian Vettel, now racing for Aston Martin.
For though Leclerc has performed down discuss that he has upped his personal presence at Maranello, he has seen that the timings at the moment are completely different of when the drivers are at Ferrari’s headquarters.
“The time I spend with the crew is all the time the identical, though maybe from the surface it appeared that I’m spending extra time in Maranello as a result of I’ve posted extra pictures on social media,” he mentioned.
“What has modified is the time I spent with my team-mate, as a result of previously Seb and I usually crossed paths. I might arrive as he left, or vice versa.
“Now, with Carlos, we are sometimes in on the identical days and consequently we spend extra time collectively.”