The pair haven’t all the time seen eye-to-eye this season, and there have been plenty of occasions when radio messages have highlighted disagreements about their strategy.
In Australia, Leclerc was unhappy that he did not get the tow that he had been anticipating to get from Sainz in qualifying.
Then on the British GP, both drivers made pointed remarks about each other in qualifying after a tussle for monitor place.
Leclerc mentioned “good Carlos, good, good overtake within the final nook” after Sainz handed him on monitor at Silverstone, regardless of the Monegasque driver having precedence within the session.
Sainz then mentioned: “It is a bit unfair what you are asking me to do there. Sacrifice my tyre temperature. However anyway, no matter. Additionally, I’m P4, he’s P3, I’m extra in danger.”
These moments have fuelled theories that Leclerc and Sainz have a way more intense rivalry than the group admits.
However Leclerc has rubbished that suggestion, as he says that persons are misunderstanding the scenario in the event that they suppose there may be inside hassle at Ferrari.
“I’m fairly lively on social media, so I see what’s been mentioned throughout,” Leclerc mentioned in an unique interview with Autosport.
“It is blown out of proportion, I believe, with Carlos. We’ve an awesome relationship.
Carlos Sainz, Ferrari SF-23, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23
Photograph by: Ferrari
“Exterior the automotive, we all know the best way to work collectively, and we get on rather well collectively as a result of we share a number of pursuits.
“On the identical time, there’s a number of competitiveness in between us two. However we’re in Formulation 1, and I really like the game as a result of there’s competitiveness. I believe it is nice to have that.”
Leclerc thinks that individuals mustn’t learn an excessive amount of into radio messages, as they have been typically made within the warmth of competitors when the adrenaline is working excessive.
He added: “Typically there is a bit of debate over the radio on some conditions.
“However it’s simply because we’re aggressive, and we each wish to do the very best end result potential. These are issues which might be regular.
“I believe it additionally comes with being a Ferrari driver and being below the highlight, in all probability extra typically than others. However that is high quality.
“In the long run, throughout the group, we all know that we’ve got an excellent relationship and we’re working in the direction of the identical objectives.”